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

Speaker: Sylvain Delahaies (Surrey)

Time and date: 12 - 1pm on Thursday 7th February 2019

Title: Predictive policing: myth or reality?


Predictive policing aims at forecasting where and when crime will take
place in the future. While millions are currently invested in unproven
predictive softwares we focus on self-excited point processes which have
recently become popular to predict crime. We consider a police patrol
allocation experiment and investigate under what parameter regimes the
model might prove useful. Then we consider a novel Bayesian sequential
data assimilation algorithm for joint state-parameter estimation by
deriving an approximation Poisson Gamma Kalman filter. Finally we apply
the data assimilation scheme and police patrol experiment to real
Chicago crime data.


Past seminars

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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