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  • Mathematics In Europe - Example06: Karine
    accounting team management At Oracle which was then the biggest software company in the world my job at the heart of the consulting department let me develop a sense of customer relations as well as expertise in the ERP enterprise resource planning process Afterwards I obtained an MBA at the INSEAD European Institute of Administration and Business where I divided my studies between Fontainebleau and Singapore It was an amazing experience on both the professional and personal levels I continued on to the summer program for MBAs at Morgan Stanley after which I stayed on with an indefinite work contract How mathematics comes into play The varied skill set at the core of this job includes a mastery of financial analysis an entrepreneurial spirit and interpersonal skills I create structured financial products and I organize the marketing strategies as well as the sales for these products My clients are mostly bankers and financial advisers who in turn sell our products to their own clients The latter live in Europe and the Middle East Structured products make up a subset of the financial instruments constructed out of the sum total of stocks bonds interest rates exchange rates and other aspects of finance They each correspond to a choice or strategy for investment hedging or insurance Thus many of our clients ask us for tools that will cover the risk to their share portfolios We therefore develop numerous financial modelling instruments which we adapt on a case by case basis The marketing part of my job consists in developing new product lines defining their position in the market studying our profitability as well as updating our client base Aside from a good knowledge of financial instruments my job demands excellent skills in business strategy a passion for group work and a very

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  • Mathematics In Europe - Example07: Jean-Paul
    easily because I was already doing a little bit of amateur trading I started my career as a financial engineer in the risk management department at the Edmond de Rothschild financial company I was in charge of creating an instrument for managing certain risks experienced by traders Then I worked in the auditing and consulting office at the actuarial company PricewaterhouseCoopers where they suggested that I complete my programme with an actuarial diploma And so I took post graduate actuarial courses at the CNAM National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts Now all I have to do is present a final report to become an official actuary In the meantime I have been hired by BNP Paribas Assurance How mathematics comes into play in his job Performing the classic task of the insurer the actuary brings to bear skills in probability and statistics in order to master the element of chance in insurance contracts in order to minimize financial losses and create profits I manage risk in protection insurance related to work disability illness and unemployment My specialty is establishing probabilistic models for ensuring financial coverage of the protection insurance contracts managed by our company The concepts I work with make it possible to calculate the value represented by the parties insured by our company The value of the insured parties is a piece of data calculated based on the company s assets that is different financial products but also based on probabilities concerning the health of each of the insured parties life death inability to work illness disability etc I work on stochastic processes based on statistical data on risks In order to establish a probabilistic model of the value of the portfolio of those insured by our company I figure out the essential parameters based on data from the

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  • Mathematics In Europe - Example08: Emmanuel
    position opened up at Régional I was hired I was tested on my ability to question my own assumptions on my mastery of statistics and computer technologies as well as on the content of the internship I had completed during the second year of my DUT I had worked in the aeronautical sector more specifically for Airbus to create a database about our production quality Where I work now the analysts have varied profiles some are statisticians others have business training and others have specialized training in transportation Some of them arrived here through internal promotion How mathematics comes into play in his job Using decision making tools the flight revenue analyst seeks to optimise the company s sales Our motto is the right price for the right client at the right time With a portfolio of eight airlines I m in charge of optimising flight revenues Based on the profile of the clientele we re expecting I calculate the number of places on each flight that should be allocated to each type of ticket booking from business class with the highest fare down to economy class with the lowest I readjust the proportions on a daily basis as a function of the bookings we have received I mainly use the software program Airmax a decision making tool developed by Air France Based on records of past flights and the bookings that have already been made the program suggests the number of places still needing to be filled for each fare category If I disagree with the program s suggestion I can override it thanks to computer interfaces such as Alpha3 and Amadeus I work with a team composed of a manager a dozen flight revenue analysts a group bookings administrator two fares specialists and a client assistant for the

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  • Mathematics In Europe - Example09: Gilles
    of the movement of artificial satellites Afterwards I spent two years as a postdoc Then I was recruited as an astronomer by the astronomy and physics division of the National Ministry of Education I work in a laboratory attached to the CNRS National Centre for Scientific Research a mixed research unit UMR composed of researchers from the CNRS astronomers based at the National Ministry of Education researcher instructors based at universities and technicians How mathematics comes into play in his job Once an astronomer has become a specialist in spatial geodesics and orbitography he devotes himself to the flight mechanics of artificial satellites in orbit around the Earth I study the trajectory or orbital movement of artificial satellites in orbit around the Earth in order to establish very high precision models The principles for calculating the orbital movement of a satellites are relatively simple and have been known for a long time they are based on the laws of gravity expressed in mathematical equations these are the laws of Newton and Kepler In reality however the calculations are much more complicated because you have to bear in mind perturbations in the satellites orbits due to variations in the Earth s gravitational field Because the distribution of these variations is only partially known we proceed by guesswork matching up theoretical calculations to the data obtained from observing the movement of satellites This confrontation between the theories and our observations is also a means of discovering or confirming even more subtle phenomena such as the Lense Thirring effect which was only recently detected thanks to laser telemetry observations of the movement of two artificial satellites launched from Earth in 1976 and 1992 Most of the time I work on space based missions observing the Earth and its environment This includes for example

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  • Mathematics In Europe - Example10: Phillippe
    VI After completing a PhD followed by a postdoc partly in the United States at the University of Washington I was recruited as a researcher at the CNRS National Centre of Scientific Research Running in parallel to my activity as a researcher where I currently work on an international project studying the climate of the Mediterranean I got involved in popular science projects aimed at schools So I m also in charge of writing a big piece for a popular audience on the mistral which I ve studied for a long time How mathematics comes into play in his job Upstream from forecasting the researcher in dynamic meteorology studies atmospheric phenomena The goal is to model these phenomena in order to improve meteorological forecasting Both in the field and in the laboratory I study atmospheric phenomena These phenomena are brought about by the circulation of air in the atmosphere especially under the influence of solar radiation and the landscape My goal is to improve the models that represent how they function to this day certain mechanisms are still only partially understood and others remain completely unknown In the field I perform series of measurements with advanced technological tools for example with laser sensors or radar Once this data has been analysed I obtain images that represent the phenomenon in its full complexity based on that imaging I am able to identify unexpected occurrences that bear witness to mechanisms I still don t understand At the lab I represent the phenomenon with a model if the model translates the phenomenon correctly I can identify the mechanisms responsible for these unexpected occurrences If the model doesn t reproduce the phenomenon as it occurred in reality I try to discover the missing mechanisms In other words I try to figure out what additional

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  • Mathematics In Europe - Example11: Stéphanie
    engineering at Le Mans Pure maths seemed too abstract to me I continued on to do a postgraduate diploma at Rennes in applied mathematics in the statistics and stochastics stream I had gotten to like statistics thanks to an important portion of my master s program Since I m passionate about automobiles I applied to French auto manufacturers for the internship portion of my diploma I was lucky enough to get an internship with Renault For six months I worked on a questionnaire sent to purchasers of new vehicles At the end of my internship when a position opened up with the team I was hired with a contract of indeterminate duration How mathematics comes into play in her job Using surveys and questionnaires the clientele analyst seeks to understand the behaviour and needs of clients in order to develop cars that will seduce them Upstream from the development of new vehicles I perform statistical analysis in order to know but also anticipate clients expectations On the one hand I conduct studies of market positioning and customer satisfaction which attempt to identify different clientele profiles and their motivations for purchasing vehicles as well as their needs and behaviour patterns On the other hand I perform analyses which have the goal of determining the major client groups for each market In general terms surveys rely on polling techniques to obtain the most representative samples Then using a variety of sorting methods we complete studies on market positioning the place of the brand and its models as compared to the competition and customer satisfaction positives and negatives selection criteria From a statistical point of view these are pretty basic concepts The challenge comes in formulating graphical representations of these results in order to visualise them and extract the most pertinent information When

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  • Mathematics In Europe - Example12: Sophie
    Patrimoine This internship turned into a four month CDD limited term contract I worked on databases defining which clientele profiles corresponded to which different financial products Then I was recruited by the postal service as the head of quality of service analysis at Courrier International my task consisted in dealing with measurements derived from multidimensional data for example calculating delays in mail delivery as a function of country of origin After three years I became frustrated with the fact that I was providing figures many figures but I didn t know what this mass of quantitative data was being used for When the position I currently hold came open and because it corresponded exactly to what I was looking for I applied and was accepted How mathematics comes into play in her job Analysing information to improve mail processing and overseeing the implementation of security measures such is the twofold task of the head of quality and security Relying on statistical analysis the main part of my job about 75 is devoted to improving the quality of mail processing for the whole Loire Atlantique region Using identifiers that each post office puts online on our intranet to mark sorting errors I draw up a monthly account of the malfunctions introduced by the sorting centres I also have at my disposal a second source of information in the form of studies carried out at the national level by panels Analysing these two types of data lets me construct a monthly table of the causes of lapses in quality This table is then presented to a committee composed of everyone who has the power to take action to address the problems that have been identified Keeping an eye on our ISO 9001 certification is the second major aspect of the quality control

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  • Mathematics In Europe - Example13: Céline
    during my studies but I finally abandoned this plan I discovered probability and statistics through a unit required for my degree My position at UTAC is actually my first job I started as an intern during that portion of my master of advanced studies After the interview an opportunity materialized for a paid position with an indefinite contract How mathematics comes into play in her job Inspections involving automobile studies and trials make up the core of the job with different types of variant analysis as their complement The engineer statistician evaluates the reliability of automotive vehicles My role is to provide our business with mathematical and statistical support Practically speaking this activity is organized around three focal points monitoring inspections conducted at the national level calculating the repeatability and accuracy of trial methods in order to evaluate and accredit them and last but not least performing various calculations as required by the UTAC trial laboratories As regards inspections I carry out statistical studies on the data transmitted to me by different testing centres On the one hand I evaluate the quality of the data transmitted on the other hand I study the condition of our vehicles currently in circulation in order to assess the impact of our inspections on the reliability of these vehicles I also attempt to model the profile of the population that does not present its vehicles for inspection or that is late in doing so in order to identify and understand the different reasons for this neglect These studies are then sent to our supervisors in the Ministry of Transportation to the heads of the inspection centres and to automobile and parts manufacturers When it comes to calculating reliability I perform variance analysis I determine the scatter of the results gathered from trials passive safety

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