Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer
The School encourages interaction with industry, Research Councils and the public sector with the aim of enhancing and accelerating societal and economic impact. The Mathematical Sciences Research Centre (MSRC) has strong links to industry through their Knowledge Transfer Partnerships which have a combined total value of more than £1.1M.
Three of the most impactful KTPs from MSRC are:
Real-time data analytics and algorithms for intelligent safety devices at See.Sense (Limeforge Ltd).
Professor Adele Marshall: real-time data analytics and algorithms for intelligent safety devices (GPS, road condition, air quality) at See.Sense (Limeforge Ltd). This project has seeded new developmental funding for See.Sense through smart city initiatives (the integration of information and communication technology into cities to optimize operations and to connect better with citizens).
- Developing artificial intelligence models of felt emotion at Sensum
Dr Lisa McFetridge: developing artificial intelligence models of felt emotion at Sensum. This work has led to the development of a personalised mobility experience with empathic artificial intelligence and has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ classification by Innovate UK
- Embedding the use of machine learning and analytic techniques into Ampliphae Ltd products.
Professor Adele Marshall: embedding the use of machine learning and analytic techniques into Ampliphae Ltd products. As a result, Ampliphae can now assess the quality of encryption on a service and highlight to users when they may be using an insecure cloud service.
Major National and International consultancy roles
Research activity in the Centre is further enhanced by major national and international consultancy roles taken on by several staff.
- Professor Marshall has been providing Covid-19 modelling guidance to the Chief Scientific Advisor of the Department of Health (NI) and the nationwide body The Joint Biosecurity Centre. This vital consultancy work is the pinnacle of a long-term project on the application of statistics (Survival Analysis) and data science to Healthcare. Earlier highlights of this project include deep collaborations with hospitals in Northern Ireland and healthcare centres in Australia, Canada, Ireland and Italy.
- Dr McFetridge’s and Dr Mitchell’s roles as statistical advisors for the Statistical and Methodological Support Unit of Health and Social Care (the NHS of Northern Ireland).
- Dr Mitchell’s supervision of a joint research student with veterinary epidemiology aimed at modelling and identifying effective actions to reduce the incidence and costs of Bovine TB, a project funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (NI).
- Dr Lamrock’s role (and associated publications) as a statistical advisor for the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics of Ireland and advisement of the Health Service Executive on drug therapies.
- Pausinger’s consultancy role at the German technology transfer company TWT GmbH.