I am a PhD student, in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Applied Mathematics (SAMBa) at the University of Bath.
My current working title is "Generative Models Applied to Inverse Problems". My interests include Machine Learning, Generative Models and Inverse Problems applied to Image Analysis.
I am supervised by Dr Matthias Ehrhardt and Dr Neill Campbell.
- July 2021 - The preprint of our new paper is available, Regularising Inverse Problems with Generative Machine Learning Models.
- July 2021 - Attended the 2021 SAMBa Conference at the University of Bath. I presented both a poster and a talk on my work, Regularising Inverse Problems with Generative Machine Learning Models, winning the prize for best talk.
- May 2021 - An integrative think tank (ITT) was organised between the ART-AI CDT, SAMBa CDT and social policy science researchers at the Universiry of Bath and two institutions in Mexico (CIMAT and UNAM). The focus was on environmental resillience topics, and alongside chairing group discussions early in the week, I worked on a project brought by CENAPRED, the Mexican National Center for the Prevention of Disasters, focused on classifying and modelling their seismic catalogue.
- April 2021 - The IMA ran a fantastic event on ‘What it’s like to study Mathematics at University’. I gave a talk on "Surviving, thriving (and deriving) at University!", focusing on managing expectations, making the most of university and sources of support.
- March 2021 - I participated in an Oberwolfach Workshop on Deep Learning and Inverse Problems. I gave a short talk during the early career researcher session.
- January 2021 - ITT13 was held virutally in January 2021. During the week, I worked on an industry challenge brought by Spectra Analytica on "EEG modelling of lesions and connections to MRI with application for multiple sclerosis".
- October 2020 - Passed my 'confirmation' progress checkpoint, an important checkpoint in PhD studies at Bath!
- September 2020 - I have been elected in the role of President of the SIAM-IMA Bath student chapter.
- August 2020 - Attended the LMS-Bath Symposia on the Mathematics of Machine Learning and presented a poster on my phd research.
- July 2020 - Attended the 2020 Machine Learning Summer School at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany. The 2 week summer school included lectures, discussions and poster sessions. My poster can be found here.
- June 2020 - Awarded a Univeristy of Bath Doctoral Recognition Award 2020, Highly Commended, for contributions towards the doctoral student experience. The full list of recipients is given here.
- June 2020 - I have been selected to attend the The Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) 2020 which will be a virtual event. My poster abstract can be found here.
- June 2020 - To make up for cancelled and postponed conferences, we are planning a virtual graduate student conference on the Mathematics of Data Science between 11th-12 June 2020. See the conference website for more details.
- March 2020 - I was selected to attended and present a poster at the STEM for BRITAIN event which took place in the Houses of Parliament on Monday 9th March during British Science Week. My poster can be found here.
- January 2020 - ITT11 was held in Bath in January 2020. During the week, I chaired a group discussion and worked with the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials from the University of Bath on a problem concerning the Spectral Distribution of Photon Pairs. Our final presentation can be found here
- November 2019 - I attended the Deep Learning and Inverse Problems Autumn School, at the University of Bremen. I was supported by the Bath Doctoral College Placement Support Fund.
- September 2019 - I completed the MRes portion of the CDT with Distinction, moving into a full time PhD.
- August 2019 - An ITT was held for the first time in Mexico at CIMAT, Centro de Investigacion en Mathematicas, in Guanajuato. More information can be found on the official ITT website or in this article. I attended, representing SAMBa and the University of Bath, working on a project for Samsung, focusing on eye gaze technology. Our final presentation can be found here.
- July 2019 - I attended the SAMBA conference, presenting a lightning talk "Where's Plasmodium? The
Great Malaria Parasite Hunt"- presentation
- June 2019 - ITT10 was held in Bath in June 2019. During the week, I chaired a group discussion and worked with AVL on Anomoly Detection in Test Fields. Our final presentation can be found here
- April 2019 - I attended ESGI 145 at the University of Cambridge between 8-12th April. I worked on a problem brought by Faraday Predictive on the "Identification of changes in noisy spectra - to detect
incipient problems in rotating equipment."
- January 2019 - ITT19 was held in Bath in January 2019. In the run up to the event I helped liase with Diamond Light Source, one of the industrial partners. During the week, I worked with Diamond Light Source on Additive Manufacturing: Denoising and Particle Tracking. Our final presentation can be found here
Teaching and Outreach
Here is the link to the 2021 SAMBa induction programming training.
Previous experience includes:
- In August 2020, I tutored on the mathematics stream of the Discover Bath Summer School.
- In the academic year 2019/2020, I tutored 2 groups per semester in the second year course in Numerical Analylis and Vector Calculus and Partial Differential Equations. I was also a senior peer tutor for the Bath Maths and Statistics Help service, coordinating teams of peer tutors to offer an online drop-in service to first year students.
- In the academic year 2019/2020, I tutored 3 groups for the second year course in Ordinary Differential Equations and Control and 2 groups for the second year course Modelling and Dynamical Systems.
- Since 2019, I have worked as a disability support worker at the University of Bath. Primarily I support students in exam, but I have have also scribed for lectures and supported the use of referencing software.
- In August 2019, I tutored on the mathematics stream of the Discover Bath Summer School.
- In the academic year 2018/2019, I tutored two groups per semester for second year courses in Ordinary Differential Equations and Control and Vector Calculus and Partial Differential Equations.
- Since starting at Bath, in 2018, I have provided additional marking and checking support for the mathematics and computer science department for a range of courses.
As part of the Centre for Doctoral Training programme, I completed an MRes in Statistical and Applied Mathematics with Distinction, graduating December 2019. As well as a range of course, I undertook small research projects with topics including: Automatic Malaria Detection, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, Industrial Mathematics and Modelling and Mathematical Analysis of Social Dilemmas.
I completed an MMath degree at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge graduating with a Distinction in Part III in 2018. During Part III, I took a range of course in Applied and Computational Analysis including: Inverse Problems, Numerical Solutions for ODEs and Distribution Theory, alongside courses in Perturbation Methods and Quantum Information Theory. My Part III essay was supervised by Dr Orsola Rath-Spivack on "Time Reversal Imaging in Inhomogeneous Media" and can be found here.
- Full Name:
- Ms Margaret Duff
- Dept of Mathematical Sciences
- Job Title:
- Integrated PhD Statistical Applied Mathematics
- E-mail Address:
- Postal Address:
Ms Margaret Duff
4 West 1.11
Dept of Mathematical Sciences
University of Bath