March 14, 2023

Industrial Mathematics: Applications and Challenges

Industrial mathematics is a multidisciplinary field that applies mathematical theories and techniques to solve real-world problems in industry and technology. Recently, the use of mathematical models and methods to address various challenges faced by industries has gained significant attention. This webinar aims at promoting the knowledge and applications of industrial mathematics.


13:00 – 13:10
Opening Remarks by Mr Xing QU, Deputy Director General, Assistant Director-General Natural Sciences a.i. at UNESCO

13:10 – 13:15
Launch of the UNESCO toolkit ‘’Mathematics for Action: Supporting Science-Based Decision Making’’
Professor Mouhamed Moustapha Fall, Center President of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal, Member of the IBSP Scientific Board, Member of the the IMU Executive Committee

13:15 – 13:30
“The Importance of Industrial Mathematics in Modern Manufacturing“
Dr Patrice Hauret, Research Director on Performances and Mechanisms in Michelin, Winner of Felix Klein Prize 2016

13:30 – 13:45
“The importance of Mathematics in Predictive Maintenance”
Professor Olga Fink, Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Intelligent Maintenance and Operations Systems, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

13:45 – 14:15
Round table Panel Discussion: “Mathematical innovations for sustainable industrial systems”
Moderator: Professor Christophe Ritzenthaler, Executive Director of Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CIMPA)
– Mr. Etienne de Rocquigny, Founder of Blaise Pascal Advisors
– Dr. Claudia Sagastizábal, Adjunct researcher, Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica
– Professor Fatma Zohra Nouri, Badji Mokhtar university, Algeria

14:15 – 14:30

14:30 – 14:40
Closing remarks by Mr Ezra Clark, Director a.i. of the Division of Science Policy and Basic Sciences, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO