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UTM-CIAM: Transformation and Beyond Malaysian Mathematics for Industry

  • Aziz Z
  • Bahar A
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This article deliberates on how the Malaysian industries and mathematicians have come to revive the synergy of mathematics and industry through the Malaysian Mathematics in Industry Study Groups (MISG 2011, 2014). The Malaysian setting of pre MISG was a disengaged connection between industries and mathematics. Post MISG 2011 and 2014 have seen intensified partnership between local industries and mathematical community beginning to crystallize. The founding of UTM Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (UTM-CIAM) with seven permanent staff at the end 2012 was a follow-up effect of the MISG 2011. It is a positive transformation for the Malaysian Mathematics for Industry scene. The Malaysian MISG is organized in cooperation with Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM), University of Oxford. These are collaborative problem-solving workshops where more than seventy mathematicians, operational researchers and statisticians deal with real life problems brought up by six private and public companies. These workshops assist to find out promptly the key scientific issues and mathematical challenges to be confronted. The meeting provides opportunities for bridging the gap between academics and scientists from Malaysian industry, and encourages innovative knowledge and technology transfer. This work also summarizes the successful collaboration formed between academics and industry practitioners in solving specific problems from the national high revenue industries during the Malaysian MISG 2011 and 2014.




Aziz, Z. A., & Bahar, A. (2016). UTM-CIAM: Transformation and Beyond Malaysian Mathematics for Industry (pp. 1–14).

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