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Wednesday 22nd July 2020

2pm-3pm – Ned Allen & Kristen Pudenz – Talk Title TBC
3pm-4pm – Jane Hutton – Maths & Stats for Effective Regulation 

For a number of years, the IMA has been running a series of conferences to promote mathematics with the aim of demonstrating to both mathematicians and non-mathematicians the many uses of modern mathematics.

This summer, due to Covid19, IMA Mathematics 2020 ran virtually in a series of weekly two hour events, starting on Tuesday 14 July 2020 with the IMA Presidential Address. Other talks covered areas such as defence, regulation, privacy enhancing technologies and modelling in industrial maintenance and reliability.

See below for further information.


Jane Hutton – Maths & Stats for Effective Regulation 

“We want to find treatments for diseases, which work with minimal side effects. Regulation of medicines and medical devices has detailed requirements, which can be challenging when, as with Covid-19, we want almost immediate results. In contrast, there is limited regulation on data quality, software and algorithms in the financial sector. Both professionals and regulators have considerable freedom, as seen in the FCA’s investigation of the controversial Royal Bank of Scotland’s GRG unit which dealt with small businesses, many of which were ruined.

This talk will outline how standards of regulation in the medical and financial sectors will be discussed in a workshop in November 2020 developed in partnership with the Newton Gateway to Mathematics and the Royal Statistical Society.”

A YouTube link to Jane's talk can be found here.


Further information

For general conference queries please contact the Conferences Team

Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.

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