SAMBa Conference 2020

Welcome and Information

Welcome to the fourth annual SAMBa Summer Conference, taking place from the 7th to the 8th July 2020.
This website will be updated with conference details (as they are confirmed) including speakers, registration forms and the conference schedule.

SAMBa Students, Academics and Managers

The SAMBa conference is an opportunity for students to showcase their current (or future) work to members of the department, outside the department and at other Universities in a supportive environment. The work of SAMBa students covers the entire spectrum of statistical applied mathematics: including projects in statistics, probability, analysis, numerical analysis, mathematical biology, fluid dynamics, machine learning and high-performance computing. The conference is organised by students and contains talks by SAMBa students, external speakers, and students from other departments and institutions.

Registration

Speakers and attendees, please register here.

Schedule

Below is the schedule for the conference. The list of speakers can be found below the timetable, along with talk titles and abstracts when they come available.
Each block of talks is nominally linked by a broad theme, which are given to provide some idea of the focus of that session. See the list of speakers for full details on what will be presented in each session.

Time Tuesday (7th July) Wednesday (8th July)
13:00 Opening Remarks Probability
Chair: Zsofia
Speakers:
Stephen Connor (30 min + Q)
Thomas Finn (10 min + Q)
13:15 Numerical Analysis & Applied Mathematics
Chair: Laura
Speakers:
Jenny Macey (30 min + Q)
Eileen Russell (10 min + Q)
Simone Apella (10 min + Q)
13:30
13:45
14:00 Break
14:15 Statistics
Chair: Tosin
Speakers:
Lizhi Zhang (20 min + Q)
Lizzi Pitt (20 min + Q)
14:30 Break
14:45 Alumni
Chair: Matthias
Speaker:
Emma Horton (45 min + Q)
15:00
15:15 Break
15:30 Break & Online Conference Photo Alumni, Videos & Teaching
Chair: Matthias
Speakers:
Sam Moore (20 min + Q)
Malena Sabate Landman (3 min video)
Tosin Babasola (3 min video)
Kevin Olding (10 min + Q)
15:45 Probability & Analysis
Chair: Tom
Speakers:
Trishen Gunaratnam (20 min + Q)
William Graham (3 min video)
Ben Robinson (3 min video)
Paolo Grazieschi (20 min + Q)
16:00
16:15
16:30 Break
16:45 Break Applied Mathematics
Chair: Margaret
Speakers:
Rosa Kowalewski (10 min + Q)
Yvonne Krumbeck (20 min + Q)
Jason Wood (10 min + Q)
17:00 Lightning Talks
Chair: Laura
Cohort 6 will each have 3 minutes to present the research they will be undertaking over the summer, or research they have done at an ITT.
The full list of speakers for this session is included in the PDF of all speakers, available below.
17:15
17:30
17:45 Closing Remarks
18:00
18:15
18:30
18:45
19:00 Virtual Pub Quiz

Speakers

This section lists the confirmed speakers, and their titles and abstracts as they become available.

  • A file with the full list of speakers, along with their titles and abstracts is available here. This file will be updated as titles and abstracts become available.

Jenny Macey

Title: Being an adaptable mathematician- from adaptive meshes to machine learning

Abstract: In this talk I review some of the mathematical projects I have had the pleasure to work on in industry. I also briefly reflect on my year as the IMA’s Diversity Champion.

Stephen Connor

Title: Shuffling Cards via One-sided Transpositions

Abstract: Consider the following method for shuffling a deck of cards: at each step we select a card uniformly at random, and then transpose this with a card chosen uniformly from beneath the selected card. How many shuffles does it take to randomise the order of the cards? In this talk I’ll explain what that question really means (and why it’s of interest), and then give a flavour of how it can be answered by viewing the shuffle as a random walk on the symmetric group and using some nice ideas from representation theory. I promise to include some probability, some algebra, and some combinatorics, but hopefully not too much of any one of the three!

Sam Moore

Title: How to fight a pandemic

Abstract: I will give an overview on what a general epidemic model looks like how it may be tuned to match population and disease specifics. This comes from the perspective of my recent experience on the front line with Warwick’s crack team of epidemiologists. The talk will include cameos from celebrities such as R0 but hopefully delivered in a slightly more coherent manner than you may have read in the paper...

Emma Horton

Title: To SAMBa and beyond

Abstract: In this talk, I will give an overview of the work I did as a SAMBa-aligned student, and how this lead to my postdoc position and the work I am currently doing. In true SAMBa style, it will contain elements of probability, statistics and programming.

Student Speakers

For the full list of speakers, including SAMBa student speakers, and their titles and abstracts please see this file.

Contacts

The SAMBa conference is organised by 6 SAMBa students. If you are interested in attending, giving a talk, or have any questions you can contact the team at this email address.

Tosin Babasola

Tosin Babasola

SAMBa cohort 5

Area of research

  • Cocoa yield modelling
  • Climate variability
  • Delay Differential Equation

Contact

O.L.Babasola@bath.ac.uk

Tom Davis

Tom Davis

SAMBa cohort 5

Area of research

  • Probability
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Stochastic Processes

Contact

T.Davis@bath.ac.uk

Margaret Duff

Margaret Duff

SAMBa cohort 5

Area of research

  • Inverse Problems
  • Imaging
  • Generative Models

Contact

M.A.G.Duff@bath.ac.uk

Matthias Klar

Matthias Klar

SAMBa cohort 3

Area of research

  • Multi-scale dynamics
  • Interacting Particle Systems
  • PDEs

Contact

M.Klar@bath.ac.uk

Laura Oporto Lisboa

Laura Oporto Lisboa

SAMBa cohort 5

Area of research

  • Pollution Modelling
  • Numerical Computation
  • Hybrid physical-statistical models

Contact

lcol20@bath.ac.uk

Zsofia Talyigas

Zsofia Talyigas

SAMBa cohort 5

Area of research

  • Probability
  • Branching Processes
  • Interacting Particle Systems

Contact

Z.Talyigas@bath.ac.uk