Current Research: Mathematical Modelling; Data/Image Analysis; Dynamical Systems Theory; Recurrences; Hypothesis Testing; Surrogates; Network Theory; Emergent Properties; Synchronisation; Gene Expression; Bacterial Responses to Multiple Stresses; Computational Neuroscience; Finance.
I am an applied mathematician with training in theoretical physics and dynamical systems, which many people might know because of a subarea which is called Chaos Theory. I am a full professor of applied mathematics and physics at the University of Aberdeen (UK). Apart from some more theoretical work in mathematics, my main area of work is mathematical modelling: a kind of hired gun for other scientists in applied areas of research, which need some mathematical modelling for their projects. This means that I try to use mathematical structures and patterns to describe a huge variety of systems. This is actually a lot of fun, because you get to learn about all sorts of problems. Some of the applications I have worked on so far are Alzheimer's Disease, Epilepsy, traffic modelling, studying the stability of our solar system, modelling the life cycle of a biological cell, population dynamics, synchronisation of heartbeats of mother and foetus, financial and forensic mathematics, voting patterns, movement of newborns, climate modelling, and patterns in the mating behaviour of fireflies. Very much of my work involves the analysis of data - I like informing and testing my models with real data.
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- Simulating a global Ebola outbreak
- Ocean currents: from Fukushima and rubbish, to Malaysian airplane MH370
- Evolution of Stars: Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
- Using Mathematica to see the world in a different light - part I
- Chaos - Stochastics - Cellular Automata
- How to avoid road accidents in New York?
- [GiF] 400+ years of North American history in six lines of code.
- [GIF] Visualising climate change with a spiral animation
- [GIF] Animating climate change through an annual window
- Reading high resolution weather data from Netatmo
- Mass shootings and availability of gun dealerships
- Geographical representation of unevenly sampled data
- [GIF] Visualising minute variations in the earth's gravitational field
- Hiding secret messages in music
- Hurricane Matthew and historical tropical storms
- Wikipedia Knowledge: Everything leads to Philosophy
- Celebrating Hans Rosling - Gapminder
- Coffee & milk with Arduino and Newton's law of cooling
- Predicting patterns of crime "repeat victimisation" (long loading time)
- The Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
- Flight data and trajectories of aeroplanes (reload page if empty)
- Analysing "all" of the world's news - database of everything