Irish Mathematical Society September Meeting 2021



The 34th Annual Meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society was held on September 2-3, 2021, jointly organised by UCC and MTU. This is the main annual scientific meeting of the Society and includes the AGM.

Download the Programme and Book of Abstracts .


The IMS is grateful for additional financial support from the School of Mathematical Sciences at UCC and the Department of Mathematics at MTU.


The meeting consisted of invited talks and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics of interest to the mathematical community in Ireland. The event had a hybrid format, with speakers on-site at the Berkeley Library, Munster Technological University, and delegates able to attend talks virtually if they wish.


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event upheld the prevailing HSE and Government advice, guidelines and regulations in relation to COVID-19, with particular attention to 2 metre physical distancing, face coverings where required by public health guidance, hand hygiene, coughing and sneezing etiquette and a limited number of on-site attendees.


Thursday September 2: MTU Cork, Berkeley (Library) Building, Room IT3.

10:00 - 10:30

Registration Desk Open 

10:30 - 10:45

COVID-19 Briefing

10:45 - 11:10

Welcome and opening remarks by Prof. Maggie Cusack, President MTU. 

11:10 - 11:50

Pauline Mellon


Interplay of holomorphy and algebra in Jordan structures

11:50 - 12:30

Mark Howard


A resource theory for quantum computation

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:10

John Appleby


Mean Square Characterisation of Discrete and Continuous Linear Stochastic Equations with Memory

14:10 - 14:50

Anna Zhigun


Cell migration in fibrous environments: a multiscale approach

14:50 - 15:10


15:10 - 15:50

Spyridon Dendrinos


Affine invariant measures in harmonic analysis

15:50 - 16:30

Violeta Morari


SPIRIT Maths: From student perceptions to targeted digital resources

16:30 - 17:00

Poster session

16:45 - 18:45

IMS Committee Meeting





Friday September 3: MTU Cork, Berkeley (Library) Building, Room IT3.

09:20 - 10:00

Alberto Caimo


Statistical modelling advances for valued networks

10:00 - 10:40

Linda Daly


Seasonal Mortality at Older Ages in Ireland 1986 to 2017 and the implications for Longevity Risk

10:40 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:40

Natalia Kopteva


Numerical solution of time-fractional parabolic equations

11:40 - 12:20

Brendan Guilfoyle


From CAT scans to 4-manifold topology

12:20 - 15:00

Lunch / AGM of the IMS

15:00 - 15:40

Adamaria Perotta


Why computation matters? An active student-led and practice-based approach to design a computational finance module in higher education

15:40- 16:20 

Tony Lyons


Geophysical flows in the presence of underlying currents


Closing remarks/prizegiving

Invited Speakers

Name  Institution
John Appleby Dublin City University
Alberto Caimo Technological University Dublin
Linda Daly  University College Cork 
Spyridon Dendrinos University College Cork
Brendan Guilfoyle Munster Technological University
Mark Howard NUI Galway
Natalia Kopteva University of Limerick
Tony Lyons Waterford Institute of Technology
Pauline Mellon University College Dublin
Violeta Morari Munster Technological University
Adamaria Perrotta University College Dublin
Anna Zhigun Queen’s University Belfast


Students and early career researchers attending in person were invited to display a poster on their research:

Arinjoy Bhanja and Christopher Noonan


Stochastic Volatility Modelling and Sensitivity Analysis with ORE

Guillem Cobos


Admissible Line Complexes

Fearghus Downes

IT Sligo

Applying a Predator-Prey model to the production of Progeterone and Estradiol from Pregnenolone

Michael Rosbotham


A Global Dimension Theorem for C*-algebras

Yen Thuan Trinh


Option Pricing and CVA Calculations using the Monte Carlo-Tree (MC-Tree) Method with the Distribution Correction Factor


A €100 Waterstones voucher was awarded to Michael Rosbotham of Queen’s University Belfast for the best student poster. Judging took place on Thursday September 2, and the award was made during the closing session on Friday September 3 by the President of the Irish Mathematical Society, Dr. Tom Carroll.

The organisers were Cónall Kelly (UCC) and J.P. McCarthy (MTU Cork).

School of Mathematical Sciences

Eolaíochtaí Matamaiticiúla

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