Posts By: Craig Smith

Imperial MPE Wednesday Seminar (8th May 2019): 11am-12pm

Date and Time: Wednesday, 8 May – 11:00-12.00 Location: EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Suite, South Kensington Campus, the ICSM Building, Level 4N, Room 402 Speaker: Professor Sofia Olhede Title: Modeling Network Populations via Graph Distances Abstract: Networks are a key tool to characterise dependence between nodes or actors. Modern observations often take the form of many… Read more »

The MPE CDT Jamboree 2019 Awards

The MPE CDT research excellence was again reflected by the breadth and depth of oral and poster research presentations at this year’s Jamboree. The MPE CDT was pleased to offer a number of awards and prizes during this event. MPE CDT MRes Student Award  – Ben Ashby and Louis Sharrock MPE CDT MRes Project Award: Elena Saggioro and… Read more »

Announcing the 5th Annual MPE CDT Jamboree: 18- 20 March 2019

Announcing the 5th Annual MPE CDT Jamboree (2019), taking place on 18- 20 March 2019 at the Imperial College London. The Jamboree provides an excellent forum for multidisciplinary interaction and engagement between industry and academia, as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas and approaches to tackling global challenges in oceans, weather and climate. It… Read more »

Imperial MPE Wednesday Seminar (06/03/19) – Kody J.H. Law (University of Manchester)

Date and Time: Wednesday, 6 March⋅12:00 – 1:00pm Location: EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Suite, South Kensington Campus, the ICSM Building, Level 4N, Room 402 Speaker: Prof. Kody Law Title: Inference with Multilevel Monte Carlo Abstract: This talk will concern the problem of inference when the posterior involves continuous models which require approximation before inference… Read more »

Workshop on Stochastic Parameterizations and Their Use in Data Assimilation (1-5 July) – Registration Open

Date : 1 st – 5th July 2019 Location: 402, 4th Floor, ICSM Building, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Rd, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 2AZ In this workshop we address the challenge of combining stochastic data-driven mathematical modelling with effective data assimilation techniques in high-dimensional operational systems. The aim of the event is to expose cutting-edge results in stochastic… Read more »

Apply Now: MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH CDT/MET OFFICE ONE WEEK SUMMER COURSE 24 to 28 June 2019

Applications are invited from PhD students to attend a one-week course on “Multiscale analysis of atmosphere-ocean flows and related numerical issues”. The course, which will be held at the Met Office in Exeter, is being run by the MPE CDT and the Met Office. The course will be attended by the MPE CDT students who are… Read more »

Closer ties between the Hong Kong Observatory and the University of Reading

The Hong Kong Observatory recently wrote about closening ties between Hong Kong Observatory and the University of Reading (one of the host universities of the CDT). The brief also covered Horatio Boedihardjo’s recent visit and the student placements at the HKO last year. See the link to the brief below. https://www.hko.gov.hk/hkonews/R2/sidelight_20190208.htm  

Imperial MPE Wednesday Seminar,13 February 2018 – Aretha Teckentrup (University of Edinburgh)

Date and Time: Wednesday, 13 February, 11.00-12.00 Location: EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Suite, South Kensington Campus, the ICSM Building, Level 4N, Room 402 Speaker: Aretha Teckentrup (University of Edinburgh) Title Surrogate models in Bayesian inverse problems Abstract: We are interested in the inverse problem of estimating unknown parameters in a mathematical model from observed data. We follow… Read more »

MPE Seminar (06/02/18) – Adam Griffin (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)

Date and Time: Wednesday, 6 February⋅1:00 – 2:00pm Location: Slingo LT, JJT Building, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading Title: Trends in UK Peak Flow Data: When did they start? Speaker: Adam Griffin (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) Abstract: There is currently a great deal of interest in the potential effects of climate and environmental change on… Read more »

MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH CDT/MET OFFICE ONE WEEK SUMMER COURSE – 24 to 28 June 2019 (Applications open)

Applications are invited from PhD students to attend a one-week course on “Multiscale analysis of atmosphere-ocean flows and related numerical issues”. The course, which will be held at the Met Office in Exeter, is being run by the MPE CDT https://mpecdt.org/ and the Met Office https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/. The course will be attended by the MPE CDT… Read more »

Prof. Almut Veraart publishes monograph on Ambit Stochastics in the prestigious Springer series Probability and Stochastic Modelling

Drawing on advanced probability theory, Ambit Stochastics is used to model stochastic processes which depend on both time and space. This monograph, the first on the subject, provides a reference for this burgeoning field, complete with the applications that have driven its development. Unique to Ambit Stochastics are ambit sets, which allow the delimitation of… Read more »

LMS Research School, Mathematics of Climate, 8-12 July, 2019

LMS Research School Mathematics of Climate 8-12 July, 2019 University of Reading, Room Met 1L61. Organised in partnership with London Mathematical Society Research lying at the intersection between mathematics and geoscience has been gaining more and more prominence in recent years, e.g. the worldwide Year of Mathematics for Planet Earth 2013 which incited a lot of activities. The Planet… Read more »

Student internship at Argonne National Laboratory, USA

In December 2018, MPE CDT Cohort Charlie student Joe Wallwork returned from a four month internship at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), just outside Chicago, USA. At ANL, Joe worked in the Mathematics and Computer Science division, under the supervision of Prof. Paul Hovland and Dr. Hong Zhang, as part of the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for… Read more »

MPE CDT takes part in Imperial Lates XMATHS Exhibition

On 6 December 2018, six MPE CDT students (Mariana Clare, Zoe Goss, Adriaan Hilbers, Imogen Dell, Niraj Agarwal and Matthew Garrod) volunteered their time to participate in the Xmaths Imperial Lates event. Imperial Lates are the College’s series of after work free public events where different research themes are brought to life by the creativity… Read more »

MPE Wednesday Seminar Series for term 2 of the Academic Year 2018/19

We are pleased to present our MPE Wednesday Seminar Series for term 2 of the Academic Year 2018/19. This series will be given by climate and weather scientists, industrial partners and mathematicians who will present an overview of their current research activity and how it’s shaping and contributing to tackle global challenges in oceans, weather… Read more »

MPE welcomes Keiichi Watanabe (visiting PhD student) and Prof. Martin Guest as part of its collaboration with Waseda University

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Educational and Scientific Cooperation between Imperial College and Waseda University (Japan), the Mathematics of Planet Earth Centre for Doctoral Training (MPE CDT) has this term welcomed visiting PhD student Mr Keiichi Watanabe. This was followed by a visit from Prof. Martin Guest (Waseda Universty, Department of… Read more »

Why it’s still impossible to get long-range weather forecasts right” WIRED

As the temperature drops, Colin Cotter from the MPE CDT has been talking about weather forecasting: “Why it’s still impossible to get long-range weather forecasts right” WIRED – “‘…In order to understand why we can trust scientists on long-term research looking at climate change, or weather forecasters on if it will rain tomorrow, but not… Read more »