Over two afternoons in October, our second cohort of students presented their research to the rest of the SAMBa cohort, staff from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the wider University, and some of our external partners. Topics presented ranged from Modelling of Host Parasite Dynamics (complete with increasingly disgusting pictures) to Random Walks in a Changing Environment (or how to get from the University to Combe Down via Po Na Na) and encompassed all aspects of the statistical applied mathematics portfolio.
Above, clockwise from top left, are Aoibheann Brady, Gianluca Detommaso, Anna Senkevich and Adwaye Rambojun presenting their research.
Our new students, who are just beginning their MRes year, were in the audience and we even managed to get a photo of almost the entire SAMBa cohort 3 years in.
The transfer day talks presented a breadth of research from students working in collaboration with industrial partners on clinical trial design or medical imaging, to those with projects involving branching processes, applications of nucleation theory, and finite element methods for elliptic PDEs. The presentations were of an excellent standard and it is great to see how much our students have developed both in mathematical expertise and presenting skill over the last year. More details on all our SAMBa projects can be found on our website.
We are looking forward to seeing the progress of our research students and working with our 3rd cohort as they move through their MRes year. Watch out for their Transfer Day presentations this time next year!