UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Seminar: Inspiring partnerships between academia and industry

09 March 2022, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Enterprise & Innovation Seminar

We welcome Andrea Macrina, UCL Mathematics Academic as our guest speaker for this MAPS I&E Seminar. Inspiring partnerships between academia and industry: opportunities, priorities, and what it might take.

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Ethne James-Souch (on behalf of MAPS Vice-Dean I&E Prof Nguyen TK Thanh)

Andrea Macrina discusses:

  • What collaboration opportunity might there be between academia and the industry? 
  • Why collaborate on joint research with an industry partner, and is there a particular stage in one’s academic career when to begin? 
  • Serendipitous encounters or strategic planning? 
  • Where and how do academics and industry practitioners meet? 
  • What to do after contact details have been exchanged? How do I bring an industry partner on board? 

These are some of the questions an academic might ask when considering a collaboration with industry. I look forward to sharing my own experience in establishing research collaborations with the industry, setting up the Financial Mathematics Team Challenge and The Factory, and speaking at industry seminars and conferences. Your questions and thoughts about exchange with the industry are very welcome!

On Zoom, see calendar invite or contact Ethne James-Souch (e.james-souch@ucl.ac.uk) for joining information.

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About the Speaker: Andrea Macrina, UCL 

Dr Andrea Macrina
Andrea Macrina holds a PhD in Mathematics from King's College, University of London, and an MSc in Physics from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is a Reader in Mathematics and the Director of the Financial Mathematics MSc Programme in the Department of Mathematics, University College London. He is one of the principle developers of information-based asset pricing, which is a novel stochastic framework for the pricing of a variety of asset classes including credit, fixed-income, equity, and insurance-linked assets. Dr Macrina is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences worldwide where he presents his research findings to academics and industry professionals.

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