Mathematics of Life and Social Sciences seminars

These are the research seminars of Mathematics of Life and Social Sciences.

Seminar details

Day and time: Thursday's from 12 noon - 1pm.
Venue: 39 AA 04.
Open to: Staff and postgraduate research students.

For further information, please contact the organiser Dr Carina Dunlop.

Upcoming seminars

Thursday 28 November, 12 - 1 p.m., 39AA04

New developments in Global Sensitivity Analysis of engineering models
Oleksiy Klymenko


Mathematical modelling plays crucial role in the design and operation of man-made systems ranging from small appliances to industrial manufacturing and distribution facilities and further to overarching approaches such as Life Cycle Analysis. Many ensuing models encompass numerous physical, chemical, biological, economic, etc. phenomena in multi-scale settings and involve making optimal decisions regarding system configuration and its optimal model-predictive control.

However, optimal design and operation of such process systems is subject to multiple sources of uncertainty, the effect of which on model outputs (e.g., Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of a process or Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) of a product) must be quantified in order to ensure robust system design and operational performance.

In this talk I will give an overview of Global Sensitivity Analysis (GSA) – a tool for model analysis under uncertainty, its applications in engineering and new computational approaches for models involving inequality constraints.


Past seminars

Speaker: Lester Buxton
Time and date: 12 noon - 1pm on Thursday 10 October 2019
Title: The role of noise in quantum decoherence in cellular systems

Speaker: Sapphire Lally
Time and date: 12 noon - 1pm on Thursday 10 October 2019
Title: The effect of spectral density on decoherence dynamics of open quantum systems

Speaker: Erik Fagerholm (King's College London)
Time and date: 12 noon - 1pm on Thursday 6 June 2019
Title: Breaking the bonds of weak coupling: the dynamic causal modelling of oscillator amplitudes

Speaker: Sylvain Delahaies (Surrey)
Time and date: 12 - 1pm on Thursday 7th February 2019
Title: Predictive policing: myth or reality?

Speaker: Dr Ines Violante (Psychology, Surrey)
Time and date: 12 - 1pm on Thursday 10th January 2019
TitleDynamic modulation of brain states using brain stimulation

Speaker: Chandrakala Meena (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel) 
Time and date: 12 - 1pm on Thursday 20 December 2018
TitleThreshold activated coupling stabilizes the chaotic states to steady states

Speaker: Lucas Franca (University College London)
Time and date: 12 - 1pm on Thursday 29 November 2018
TitleSeizure prediction: a computer science challenge?

MoLSS/SSRC Mathematical modelling of sleep/wake regulation afternoon
Time and date: 1:30pm - 3:30pm  on 18 June 2018

Victoria Booth and Cecilia Diniz-Behn will be visiting the Department of Mathematics and the Surrey Sleep Research Centre on the 18th June.  In a 2 hour session from 1:30pm-3:30pm (including a break) they will be giving talks as follows:

Speaker: Victoria Booth (Departments of Mathematics and Anesthesiology, University of Michigan)
Title: Modeling sleep-wake regulation: REM sleep mechanisms and dynamics

Speaker: Cecilia Diniz Behn (Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines, & Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine)
Title: What time do you have? Modeling interindividual variability in the human circadian system

Speaker: Joaquin Prada (University of Surrey)
Time and date: 12 noon - 1pm on Thursday 24 May 2018
Title: Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) control and elimination: Insights from mathematical models

Speaker: Jose Gimenez (University of Surrey)
Time and date: 12 noon - 1pm on Thursday 3 May 2018
Title: The economics of bacterial gene expression

Speaker: Gregory Faye (University of Toulouse)
Time and date: 12 noon - 1pm on Thursday 26 April 2018
Title: Rigorous derivation of the nonlocal reaction-diffusion FitzHugh-Nagumo system

Speaker: Lorna Wilson (University of Bath)
Time and date: 12 noon - 1pm on Thursday 19 April 2018
Title: Resilience of cocoa farming to climate variation

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