School of Mathematics, University of Manchester

I am a lecturer in the Numerical Analysis Group within the School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester.

Research Interests

My interests lie in the interface between applied probability and numerical analysis. I am particularly fascinated in various applications of data assimilation, combining prior beliefs about a dynamical system with observations, in order to characterise properties of that system. Approaching this from a Bayesian viewpoint results in the need for statistical algorithms in order to sample from complex probability ditributions, and as such I am engaged in the design and implementation of Marko chain Monte Carlo algorithms for inverse problems.

I am also interested in the development of methodologies for efficient modelling of multiscale stochastic biochemical systems. I am currently looking to apply the philosophy with which I have approached inverse problems in fluid dynamics and shape registration, to the observations of multiscale biochemical networks, that have been made possible by the DNA microarray and other technologies.