Members of the Mathematics and Statistics Research Group (MSRG)

Key members of the MSRG community.

A variety of staff work within the Mathematics and Statistics Research Group (MSRG). You can take a look at their research interests and contact details below:


Dr Vadim Zverovich (Head of MSRG)

  • Graph theory
  • Operational research
  • Probabilistic methods
  • Decision analysis

Dr Andrew Smith (Head of MSRG)

  • Medical statistics
  • Causal inference
  • Post-selective inference
  • Prognostic models

Dr Lloyd Bridge

  • Mathematical modelling and scientific computing
  • Biomathematics
  • Mathematical pharmacology and G-protein coupled receptors
  • Biomedical modeling and NF-kappaB dynamics
  • Modelling fluid flow and phase change in porous media

Dr Fiona Crawford

  • Social data science
  • Intrapersonal and interpersonal variability
  • Travel behaviour and transportation

Dr Ben Derrick

  • Philosophy of statistics
  • Applications in frequentist inference
  • Statistical robustness
  • Teaching and learning of statistics

Dr Rhys Gwynllyw

  • Algorithmic e-assessment systems
  • Behaviour of particles
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Spectral element meshes

Dr Karen Henderson

  • Algorithmic e-assessment systems
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Behaviour of particles
  • Water waves

Dr Hisham Ihshaish 

  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Large-scale data analysis

Dr Xiaodong Li

  • Operational research
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Renewable energy

Dr Paul Matthews

  • Digital support for mental health
  • Natural language processing
  • Humanities analytics

Tara Rasti

  • Deep learning
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence in healthcare and medicine
  • Computational neuroscience

Clemence Rhodes-Maquaire

  • Applied statistics
  • Data science 
  • Data analysis 
  • Mental health
  • Indunil Sikurajapathi

    • Algorithmic e-assessment systems
    • Mathematical education
    • Numerical analysis
    • Numerical linear algebra

    Dr Kamran Soomro

    • ICT for smart cities and urban management
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Big data

    Dr Emily Walsh

    • Adaptive mesh methods
    • Optimal transport methods
    • Numerical weather prediction

    Dr Paul White

    • Applied statistics
    • Statistical methodology
    • In silico simulation for evaluating statistical behaviour

Associate members

Dr Alistair Clark

  • Operational research
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Nurse shift rescheduling
  • Production lot sizing
  • Scheduling

Dr Mario Orsi

  • Multi-scale molecular dynamics
  • Lipid membranes
  • Drug permeation
  • Coarse-grained modelling

Dr Jan Van Lent

  • Numerical analysis
  • Numerical linear algebra
  • Scientific computing
  • Optimal transport

Dr Anush Poghosyan

  • Graph theory
  • Networks
  • Probabilistic methods
  • Data analysis
  • Agent-based modelling

Dr Martin Serpell

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Statistical disclosure control
  • Nurse shift rescheduling

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