Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics

The research of the Statistics and Probability group is focused mainly upon the study of random processes and their applications, including optimal control of such processes; members of the group also work on statistical methodology for the analysis of data.

As well as strong links with the University's School of Veterinary Science and School of Environmental Sciences, the group's research overlaps and interacts with research in the Mathematical Biology and Financial and Actuarial Mathematics groups within the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Specific topics of interest include:

• Analysis of Markov processes and stochastic differential equations (Dr Liu)

• Optimal control theory, including applications to telecommunication networks (Dr Piunovskiy, Dr Zhang)

• Non-parametric statistics, including applications in vision science and ecological modelling (Dr Żychaluk).

• Bayesian statistical methods applied to infectious disease data and ecological data (Dr Żychaluk)