Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group 2004

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from previous Industrial Participants of MISG

Nicole Baker
Arnotts’s Biscuits

   “I have never seen anything like it before – people with ideas jumping up and explaining them.”
Ariel Liebman
CS Energy
  “I have enjoyed getting my mind around the rigor of the mathematics, and have learned a lot about testing
Richard Burwood
James Hardie
Fibre Cement Technology
  “The MISG group has achieved in three days what would have taken James Hardie two to four years in-house. We just don’t have the sort of experience and knowledge we have been able to pull together in a gathering like this.”
Grant Wellwood
Kraft Foods
  “The MISG has developed a model of a key unit operation which we can use for analysis…this means that we won’t have to go through the costly exercise of field trials.”
Allan Davies
MM Cables
  “The MISG certainly shows the value of a mix of engineering and mathematical approaches to a problem, and also of individual and group activity.”
Roger Hills
Polystyrene Building Products
  “I am impressed by how practical the MISG team have turned out to be. They always had in mind how the manufacturer could make use of what they were finding. We now have a much better idea of what our process is, and what we can do with it.”
Mike Dredge
Queensland Department
of Primary Industries
  “The MISG provides unlimited opportunity to people in business and government to gain access to expertise which does not exist in their own organizations.”
Con Alexandrides
National Rail Corporation
  “The dialogue was important and raised issues that would not normally come out. There was a lot of passion, and that is a really powerful tool in industry.”
Kieran Murphy
Food Science Australia
  “I found the process exciting. The whole week was alive with new thought. We talked about and modeled many of the basic questions, which have been on my mind for quite some time.”
Leslie Simmons
Koyo Australia
  “I was inspired by the whole experience of MISG. You’ve got a true believer in the MISG concept…I will be spreading the word amongst all the industrial organizations I can.”
Joanne Nicholson
Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  “We developed a real appreciation of the complexity of the problem, and will make a strong recommendation to participate in these types of sessions again.”
Nigel Dolan
Beringer Blass Wine Estate
  “The MISG has provided us with areas in which we can experiment to improve performance. A four-day fermentation cycle would have a significant impact on the wine industry. The outcomes have been very valuable, and I would like to thank the team. I enjoyed working with them. We managed to balance my lack of maths with their lack of wine-making skills.”

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Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics