Some Impacts of Mathematics in a Big Industry

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:40am
Albert Gilg (Siemens AG)
Interaction of industry with academia as well as roles and impact of mathematicians in industry is
very diverse in particular with respect to company organization structure and culture. And there are
even several more business and personal characteristics beyond academic curricula that strongly
affect a mathematicians non-academic career. Selected from personal experience this talk discusses
these key factors and viewpoints along three industrial mathematics topics: Engineering simulation
approaches and progress of academic theory of differential-algebraic equations and their industrial
application in microelectronics. Followed by two areas still at evolving stages: Optimization in
engineering with increasing impact of robustness and uncertainty. And finally, challenges and first
mathematical approaches for the transition form mechatronic products to cyber-physical systems.