Climate Change - Dr Steve Jones

Analysing the spatial distribution of carbon dioxide in the ocean requires intensive calculations on all the measurements available. The data used in this comprised over 12 million measurements. This required several trillion calculations and a total computation time approaching 22 years. The ability to run dozens of jobs simultaneously reduced the actual time required to just seven weeks... Read more >>

Health Economics - Dr Charlotte Davies

My research interests are the competition, regulation and performance of medical devices. I am also interested in issues of extrapolation of survival curves for economic evaluation. These interests are pursued mainly through the analysis of large individual patient level panel data-sets using econometric techniques... Read more >>

Ocean Modelling - Dr Martin Wadley

 I use very large datasets (Tb) to drive large parallel fortran models.  The models use numerical simulations of the fluid dynamics of ocean circulation.  Simulations can use thousands of cpu hours. My research interests are the understanding of ocean circulation through computational modelling... Read more >>

Medical Statistics - Dr Jim Maas

Our research involves meta-analysis: a technique that combines numerical results from several different research trials to estimate the true efficacy of new medical treatments or procedures, compared to current standard procedures and/or other available procedures... Read more >>

Biodiversity - Dr Douglas Yu

My research goal is to make biodiversity measurement much faster.  This will make it easier to determine whether agri-environment interventions actually result in more farm biodiversity, which set of land parcels should be purchased to protect the most biodiversity for the least cost, and whether biodiversity is being maintained inside and outside parks.  Normally, such questions are answered by painstaking collection of indicator species, which are then identified taxonomically and analysed using multivariate statistics. But taxonomy is a scarce skill and difficult to standardise across large areas... Read more >>

Planetary Climates - Dr Manoj Joshi 

My research is about understanding climate and climate change, mostly on Earth, but also on other planets. To further this aim, I use a combination of theory and models, ranging from simple numerical codes to very complex global circulation models... Read more >>

Climate Systems - Dr Valerie Livina

My research focuses on studying bifurcations and transitions in the climate system using novel methods of statistical analysis: modified degenerate fingerprinting and potential analysis. The approach employs (i) derivation of potential from time series; (ii) study of possible bifurcations of the potential; (iii) projection of the time series according to the estimated transition. The objectives are to examine whether any components of the climate system have already passed a bifurcation point under anthropogenic forcing, and to explore which components may pass a bifurcation point this century... Read more >>