The Department of Mathematics and Statistics was host until 2014 to the MSc course in the Mathematics of Scientific and Industrial Computation (previously known as Numerical Solution of Differential Equations) and the MSc course in Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Oceans. A selection of dissertation titles are listed below, some of which are available online:
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2014: Mathematics of Scientific and Industrial Computation
Amanda Hynes - Slow and superfast diffusion of contaminant species through porous media
2014: Applicable and Numerical Mathematics
Emine Akkus - Estimating forecast error covariance matrices with ensembles
Rabindra Gurung - Numerical solution of an ODE system arising in photosynthesis
2013: Mathematics of Scientific and Industrial Computation
Zeinab Zargar - Modelling of Hot Water Flooding as an Enhanced Oil Recovery Method
Siti Mazulianawati Haji Majid - Numerical Approximation of Similarity in Nonlinear Diffusion Equations
2013: Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Yu Chau Lam - Drag and Momentum Fluxes Produced by Mountain Waves
Josie Dodd - A Moving Mesh Approach to Modelling the Grounding Line in Glaciology
2012: Mathematics of Scientific and Industrial Computation
Chris Louder - Mathematical Techniques of Image Processing
Jonathan Muir - Flux Modelling of Polynyas
Naomi Withey - Computer Simulations of Dipolar Fluids Using Ewald Summations
2012: Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Jean-Francois Vuillaume - Numerical prediction of flood plains using a Lagrangian approach
2011: Mathematics of Scientific and Industrial Computation
Tudor Ciochina - The Closest Point Method
Theodora Eleftheriou - Moving Mesh Methods Using Monitor Functions for the Porous Medium Equation
Melios Michael - Self-Consistent Field Calculations on a Variable Resolution Grid
2011: Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Peter Barnet - Rain Drop Growth by Collision and Coalescence
Matthew Edgington - Moving Mesh Methods for Semi-Linear Problems
Samuel Groth - Light Scattering by Penetrable Convex Polygons
Charlotte Kong - Comparison of Approximate Riemann Solvers
Amy Jackson - Estimation of Parameters in Traffic Flow Models Using Data Assimilation
Bruce Main - Solving Richards' Equation Using Fixed and Moving Mesh Schemes
Justin Prince - Fast Diffusion in Porous Media
Carl Svoboda - Reynolds Averaged Radiative Transfer Model
2010: Mathematics of Scientific and Industrial Computation
Tahnia Appasawmy - Wave Reflection and Trapping in a Two Dimensional Duct
Nicholas Bird - Univariate Aspects of Covariance Modelling within Operational Atmospheric Data Assimilation
Michael Conland - Numerical Approximation of a Quenching Problem
Katy Shearer - Mathematical Modelling of the regulation and uptake of dietary fats
Peter Westwood - A Moving Mesh Finite Element Approach for the Cahn-Hilliard Equation
Kam Wong - Accuracy of a Moving Mesh Numerical Method applied to the Self-similar Solution of Nonlinear PDEs
2010: Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Oceans
James Barlow - Computation and Analysis of Baroclinic Rossby Wave Rays in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Martin Conway - Heat Transfer in a Buried Pipe
Simon Driscoll - The Earth's Atmospheric Angular Momentum Budget and its Representation in Reanalysis Observation Datasets and Climate Models
George Fitton - A Comparative Study of Computational Methods in Cosmic Gas Dynamics Continued
Fay Luxford - Skewness of Atmospheric Flow Associated with a Wobbling Jetstream
Jesse Norris - A Semi-Analytic Approach to Baroclinic Instability on the African Easterly Jet
Robert J. Smith - Minimising Time-Stepping Errors in Numerical Models of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Amandeep Virdi - The Influence of the Agulhas Leakage on the Overturning Circulation from Momentum Balances
2009: Mathematics of Scientific and Industrial Computation
Charlotta Howarth - Integral Equation Formulations for Scattering Problems
David Fairbairn - Comparison of the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter with the Ensemble Transform Kalman Smoother
Mark Payne - Mathematical Modelling of Platelet Signalling PathwaysMesh Generation and its application to Finite Element Methods
Mary Pham - Mesh Generation and its application to Finite Element Methods
Sarah Cole - Blow-up in a Chemotaxis Model Using a Moving Mesh Method
2009: Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Danila Volpi - Estimation of parameters in traffic flow models using data assimilation
Dale Partridge - Analysis and Computation of a Simple Glacier Model using Moving Grids
David MacLeod - Evaluation of precipitation over the Middle East and Mediterranean in high resolution climate models
Joanne Pocock - Ensemble Data Assimilation: How Many Members Do We Need?
Neeral Shah - Impact and implications of climate variability and change on glacier mass balance in Kenya
Tomos Roberts - Non-oscillatory interpolation for the Semi-Lagrangian scheme
Zak Kipling - Error growth in medium-range forecasting models
Zoe Gumm - Bragg Resonance by Ripple Beds
2008: Mathematics of Scientific and Industrial Computation
Muhammad Akram - Linear and Quadratic Finite Elements for a Moving Mesh Method
Andrew Ash - Examination of non-Time Harmonic Radio Waves Incident on Plasmas
Cassandra Moran - Harbour modelling and resonances
Elena Panti - Boundary Element Method for Heat Transfer in a Buried Pipe
Juri Parrinello - Modelling water uptake in rice using moving meshes
Ashley Twigger - Blow-up in the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation Using an Adaptive Mesh Method
Chloe Ward - Numerical Evaluation of Oscillatory Integrals
Christopher Warner - Forward and Inverse Water-Wave Scattering by Topography
2008: Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Fawzi Al Busaidi - Fawzi Albusaidi
Christopher Bowden - A First Step Towards the Calculation of a Connectivity Matrix for the Great Barrier Reef
Evangelia-Maria Giannakopoulou - Flood Prediction and Uncertainty
Victoria Heighton - 'Every snowflake is different'
Thomas Jordan - Does Self-Organised Criticality Occur in the Tropical Convective System?
Gillian Morrison - Numerical Modelling of Tidal Bores using a Moving Mesh
Rachel Pritchard - Evaluation of Fractional Dispersion Models
2007: Numerical solution of differential equations
Tamsin Lee - New methods for approximating acoustic wave transmission through ducts (PDF 2.5MB)
Lee Morgan - Anomalous diffusion (PDF-1.5MB)
Keith Pham - Finite element modelling of multi-asset barrier options (PDF-3MB)
Alastair Radcliffe - Finite element modelling of the atmosphere using the shallow water equations (PDF-2.5MB)
Sanita Vetra - The computation of spectral representations for evolution PDE (PDF-3.2MB)
2007: Mathematical and numerical modelling of the atmosphere and oceans
Laura Baker - Properties of the ensemble Kalman filter (PDF-3.8MB)
Alison Brass - A moving mesh method for the discontinuous Galerkin finite element technique (PDF-916KB)
Daniel Lucas - Application of the phase/amplitude method to the study of trapped waves in the atmosphere and oceans (PDF-1.1MB)
Duduzile Nhlengethwa - Petrol or diesel (PDF-1MB)
Rhiannon Roberts - Modelling glacier flow (PDF-406KB)
David Skinner - A moving mesh finite element method for the shallow water equations (PDF-4.3MB)
Jovan Stojsavljevic - Investigation of waiting times in non-linear diffusion equations using a moving mesh method (PDF-538KB)
2006: Numerical solution of differential equations
Bonhi Bhattacharya - A moving finite element method for high order nonlinear diffusion problems
Jonathan Coleman - High frequency boundary element methods for scattering by complex polygons
Rachael England - The use of numerical methods in solving pricing problems for exotic financial derivatives with a stochastic volatility
Stefan King - Best fits with adjustable nodes and scale invariance
Edmund Ridley - Analysis of integral operators from scattering problems
Nicholas Robertson - A moving Lagrangian mesh model of a lava dome volcano and talus slope
2006: Mathematical and numerical modelling of the atmosphere and oceans
Iain Davison - Scale analysis of short term forecast errors
Richard Silveira - Electromagnetic scattering by simple ice crystal shapes
Nicola Stone - Development of a simplified adaptive finite element model of the Gulf Stream
Halina Watson - The behaviour of 4-D Var for a highly nonlinear system
2005: Numerical solution of differential equations
Jonathan Aitken - Data dependent mesh generation for peicewise linear interpolation
Stephen Arden - A collocation method for high frequency scattering by convex polygons
Shaun Benbow - Numerical methods for american options
Stewart Chidlow - Approximations to linear wave scattering by topography using an integral equation approach
Philip McLaughlin - Outdoor sound propagation and the boundary element method
Antonis Neochoritis - Numerical modelling of islands and capture zone size distributions in thin film growth
Kylie Osman - Numerical schemes for a non-linear diffusion problem
Shaun Potticary - Efficient evaluation of highly oscillatory integrals
Martyn Taylor - Investigation into how the reduction of length scales affects the flow of viscoelastic fluid in parallel plate geometries
Aanand Venkatramanan - American spread option pricing
2005: Mathematical and numerical modelling of the atmosphere and oceans
Richard Fruehmann - Ageostrophic wind storms in the central Caspian sea
Gemma Furness - Using optimal estimation theory for improved rainfall rates from polarization radar
Edward Hawkins - Vorticity extremes in numerical simulations of 2-D geostrophic turbulence
Robert Horton - Two dimensional turbulence in the atmosphere and oceans
David Livings - Aspects of the ensemble Kalman filter
David Sproson - Energetics and vertical structure of the thermohaline circulation
2004: Numerical solution of differential equations
Rakhib Ahmed - Numerical schemes applied to the Burgers and Buckley-Leverett equations
James Atkinson - Embedding methods for the numerical solution of convolution equations
Catherine Campbell-Grant - A comparative study of computational methods in cosmic gas dynamics
Paresh Prema - Numerical modelling of Island ripening
Mark Webber - The point source methods in inverse acoustic scattering
2004: Mathematical and numerical modelling of the atmosphere and oceans
Oliver Browne - Improving global glacier modelling by the inclusion of parameterised subgrid hypsometry within a three-dimensional, dynamical ice sheet model
Petros Dalakakis - Radar scattering by ice crystals
Eleanor Gosling - Flow through porous media: recovering permeability data from incomplete information by function fitting.
Sarah Grintzevitch - Heat waves: their climatic and biometeorological nature in two north american reigions
Helen Mansley - Dense water overflows and cascades
Polly Smith - Application of conservation laws with source terms to the shallow water equations and crowd dynamics
Peter Taylor - Application of parameter estimation to meteorology and food processing
2003: Numerical solution of differential equations
Kate Alexander - Investigation of a new macroscopic model of traffic flow
Luke Bennetts - An application of the re-iterated Galerkin approximation in 2-dimensions
Peter Spence - The Position of the free boundary formed between an expanding plasma and an electric field in differing geometries
Daniel Vollmer - Adaptive mesh refinement using subdivision of unstructured elements for conservation laws
2003: Mathematical and numerical modelling of the atmosphere and oceans
Clare Harris - The Valuation of weather derivatives using partial differential equations
Sarah Kew - Development of a 3D fractal cirrus model and its use in investigating the impact of cirrus inhomogeneity on radiation
Emma Quaile - Rotation dominated flow over a ridge
Jemma Shipton - Gravity waves in multilayer systems
2002: Numerical solution of differential equations
Winnie Chung - A Spectral Method for the Black Scholes Equations
Penny Marno - Crowded Macroscopic and Microscopic Models for Pedestrian Dynamics
Malachy McConnell - On the numerical solution of selected integrable non-linear wave equations
Stavri Mylona - An Application of Kepler's Problem to Formation Flying using the Störmer-Verlet Method
2002: Mathematical and numerical modelling of the atmosphere and oceans
Sarah Brodie - Numerical Modelling of Stratospheric Temperature Changes and their Possible Causes
Matt Sayer - Upper Ocean Variability in the Equatorial Pacific on Diurnal to Intra-seasonal Timescales
Laura Stanton - Linearising the Kepler problem for 4D-var Data Assimilation
2001: Numerical solution of differential equations
R.B. Brad - An Implementation of the Box Scheme for use on Transcritical Problems
D. Garwood - A Comparison of two approaches for the Approximating of 2-D Scattered Data, with Applications to Geological Modelling
R. Hawkes - Mesh Movement Algorithms for Non-linear Fisher-type Equations
P. Jelfs - Conjugate Gradients with Rational and Floating Point Arithmetic
M. Maisey - Vorticity Preserving Lax-Wendroff Type Schemes
C.A. Radcliffe - Positive Schemes for the Linear Advection Equation
2000: Numerical solution of differential equations
D. Brown - Two Data Assimilation Techniques for Linear Multi-input Systems.
S. Christodoulou - Finite Differences Applied to Stochastic Problems in Pricing Derivatives.
C. Freshwater - The Muskingum-Cunge Method for Flood Routing.
S.H. Man - Galerkin Methods for Coupled Integral Equations.
A. Laird - A New Method for Solving the 2-D Advection Equation.
T. McDowall - Finite Differences Applied to Joint Boundary Layer and Eigenvalue Problems.
M. Shahrill - Explicit Schemes for Finding Soliton Solutions of the Korteweg-de Vries Equation.
B. Weston - A Marker and Cell Solution of the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations for Free Surface Flow.
1999: Numerical solution of differential equations
M. Ariffin - Grid Equidistribution via Various Algorithmic Approaches.
S.J. Fletcher - Numerical Approximations to Bouyancy Advection in the Eddy Model.
N.Fulcher - The Finite Element Approximation of the Natural Frequencies of a Circular Drum.
V. Green - A Financial Model and Application of the Semi-Lagrangian Time-Stepping Scheme.
D.A. Parry - Construction of Symplectic Runge-Kutta Methods and their Potential for Molecular Dynamics Application.
S.C. Smith - The Evolution of Travelling Waves in a Simple Model for an Ionic Autocatalytic System
P. Swain - Numerical Investigations of Vorticity Preserving Lax-Wendroff Type Schemes.
M. Wakefield - Variational Methods for Upscaling.
1998: Numerical solution of differential equations
C.C. Anderson - A dual-porosity model for simulating the preferential movement of water in the unsaturated zone of a chalk aquifer.
K.W. Blake - Contour zoning.
M.R. Garvie - A comparison of cell-mapping techniques for basins of attraction.
W. Gaudin - HYDRA: a 3-d MPP Eulerian hydrocode.
D. Gnandi - Alternating direction implicit method applied to stochastic problems in derivative finance.
J. Hudson - Numerical techniques for conservation laws with source terms..
H.S. Khela - The boundary integral method.
K. Singh - A comparison of numerical schemes for pricing bond options.
1997: Numerical solution of differential equations
R.V. Egan - Chaotic response of the Duffing equation. A numerical investigation into the dynamics of the non-linear vibration equation.
R.G. Higgs - Nonlinear diffusion in reservoir simulation.
P.B. Horrocks - Fokker-Planck model of stochastic acceleration: a study of finite difference schemes.
M.A. Wlasek - Variational data assimilation: a study.
1996: Numerical solution of differential equations
A. Barnes - Reaction-diffusion waves in an isothermal chemical system with a general order of autocatalysis.
S.J. Leary - Mesh movement and mesh subdivision.
S. McAllister - First and second order complex differential equations.
R.K. Sadhra - Investigating dynamical systems using the cell-to-cell mapping.
J.P. Wilson - A refined numerical model of sediment deposition on saltmarshes.
1995: Numerical solution of differential equations
M. Bishop - The modelling and analysis of the equations of motion of floating bodies on regular waves.
J. Olwoch - Isothermal autocatalytic reactions with an immobilized autocatalyst.
S. Stoke - Eulerian methods with a Lagrangian phase in gas dynamics.Diploma
R. Coad - 1-D and 2-D simulations of open channel flows using upwinding schemes.
1994: Numerical solution of differential equations
M. Ali - Application of control techniques to solving linear systems of equations.
M.H. Brookes - An investigation of a dual-porosity model for the simulation of unsaturated flow in a porous medium.
A.J. Crossley - Application of Roe's scheme to the shallow water equations on the sphere.
D.A. Kirkland - Huge singular values and the distance to instability..
B.M. Neil - An investigation of the dynamics of several equidistribution schemes.
1993: Numerical solution of differential equations
P.A. Burton - Re-iterative methods for integral equations.
J.M. Hobbs - A moving finite element approach to semiconductor process modelling in 1-D..
L.M. Whitfield - The application of optimal control theory to life cycle strategies.
S.J. Woolnough - A numerical model of sediment deposition on saltmarshes.
1992: Numerical solution of differential equations
I. MacDonald - The numerical solution of free surface/pressurized flow in pipes..
A.D. Pollard - Preconditioned conjugate gradient methods for serial and parallel computers..
C.J. Smith - Adaptive finite difference solutions for convection and convection-diffusion problems.
1991: Numerical solution of differential equations
K.J. Neylon - Block iterative methods for three-dimensional groundwater flow models.