Mathematical Sciences Home Page: Professor Alastair Spence


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Department: School of Mathematical Sciences
Job Title: Professor in Numerical Analysis
Telephone: +44 1225 386011
Room Number: 4 West 4.16

E-mail Address: A.Spence "AT" maths "DOT" bath "DOT" ac "DOT" uk
Postal Address:Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK









Teaching page

Research Interests and Activity

Topics in Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, including

Recent Publications

Current/Recent Ph D students at Bath

Parallel methods for PDE Eigenvalue Problems

Ivan Graham and I are working on a joint research project on "Parallel methods for PDE Eigenvalue problems". Inititially this work was funded by EPSRC. Dr Eero Vainikko (Tartu, Estonia) is also involved. If you want to know more about this project click here for our web page.

Algorithms for Network Simulation in Bioinformatics

Professor Des Higham (University of Strathclyde), Professor Peter Grindrod and I had an EPSRC supported project on "Network Simulations in Bioinformatics". Zivko Stoyanov started a PhD on this topic in the summer of 2004. He successfully submitted his thesis in 2008 and was a post-doc on the EPSRC project "Theory and tools for complex biological systems" from November 2007 till October 2010. One of the deliverables from this project is an R package SCUBA for the visulatisation of uncertainty in Spectral Clustering of micro-array data coming from biological applications.

Papers on Numerical Bifurcation: LMS Meeting, CLAPDE, Durham, 2008

Bath/RAL Numerical Analysis Day

Leslie Fox Prize

I was Chairman of the panel for the 12th Leslie Fox Prize which was held in Dundee on Monday 27th June 2005.

Informal Numerical Analysis seminars

At 12.15pm on most Fridays in the semester we hold an informal seminar in numerical analysis.


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