Lecturer of Applied Mathematics
Alan Turing Building Room 1.110
Oliver. Dorn at manchester. ac. uk
Phone +44 161 306 3217.
Fax +44 161 306 3669
Postal address: School of Mathematics, University of Manchester,
Alan Turing Building, Oxford Rd Manchester M13 9PL
research interest: Applied Mathematics,
Scientific Computing, with a special interest in inverse
problems, physics based imaging and numerical optimization.
- Imaging and inversion in complex or random media;
- Level set methods for shape reconstruction;
- 3D electromagnetic induction tomography; anisotropic media;
sensitivity analysis; adjoint fields;
- Biomedical imaging with the transport equation;
- Geophysical Tomography; Seismic Full-Waveform Inversion;
- Magnetic Induction Tomography for Nondestructive Testing;
- Cargo Container Screening using Gradiometry;
- History Matching of Petroleum Reservoirs using Production Data and
Controlled Source Electromagnetics;
Recent talk at IMA workshop on `Frontiers
in PDE-constrained optimization'.
Recent publication: `Sparsity
and level set regularization for diffuse optical tomography using a
transport model in 2D', Inverse Problems, Vol. 33 (1), 2017.
Recent workshop: Workshop
on Compressive Sensing and Sparsity: Theory and Applications in Tomography.
This workshop took place at The University of Manchester, 12th and 13th
Recent outreach: Presentation at STEM
Maths and Sciences Teachers Conference, Manchester, June 2014: `Looking
into Hidden Worlds'
Administrative Duties at The University of Manchester
In the past I have been involved in the following exciting projects
Global Engagements Grant “Manchester Image Reconstruction and
ANalysis (MIRAN): enhancing international interdisciplinary
collaboration to address major challenges” (sponsored by EPSRC)
- European consortium on 'Integrated
for In-Vivo Molecular Imaging' (sponsored by the EU)
- Microwave medical imaging (sponsored by the Ministerio de Educación y
- Reservoir characterization using level sets (sponsored by the company
- Time-reversal mirrors and Inverse Source Problems.
3D inversion of applied geophysical electromagnetic data
group at UBC)
in 2D cross-borehole
electromagnetic tomography, with E Miller and C Rappaport (Center for
Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, CenSSIS, Northeastern
University, Boston, USA)
- Level set methods in diffuse optical
tomography and fluorescence lifetime imaging
Electromagnetic Imaging of Conducting Contaminant Plumes in
isotropic and anisotropic media, with G C Papanicolaou (Stanford
University), J G Berryman (Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory, LLNL), and H Bertete-Aguirre (LLNL)