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MathSys 2017-18 Masters Graduation

Congratulations to all our Masters students on their graduation and good luck with their PhD research and careers!

Fri 15 Feb 2019, 10:19 | Tags: award, MathSys

MathSys MSc Exam Board Celebrations

Congratulations to all 18 of our 2017-18 MSc cohort!

Fri 19 Oct 2018, 12:53 | Tags: EPSRC, award, MathSys

Summer Graduation Congratulations

Eight of our Complexity students were awarded their research degrees at the recent graduation ceremony: Neil Jenkins, Ellen Webborn, Rob Eyre, Liz Buckingham-Jeffery, Janis Klaise (pictured left to right), Jen Jackson, Stamatios Katsikas and Joel Nicholls. Congratulations to all of them and our very best wishes for the future!

Thu 26 Jul 2018, 10:06 | Tags: EPSRC, award, Complexity

Winter Graduation 2018

Congratulations to our third MathSys cohort who graduated from their Masters programme on the of 17th January 2018. The Winter Graduation Ceremony also saw Gwilym Enstone, Edward Hill and Diana Khoromskaia awarded their PhDs. In addition to the official University proceedings, there was also a congratulatory lunch celebration in the Centre where family, friends and staff joined the students in celebrating their success.

Fri 09 Feb 2018, 11:00 | Tags: EPSRC, award, staff

Analysing a neglected tropical disease in rural Bihar

Our second-year PhD student Tim Pollington is currently in India for four months as part of the Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme delivered by the British Council.

Mon 09 Oct 2017, 09:26 | Tags: EPSRC, award

Complexity Summer Graduation

Congratulations to our new PhD graduates: Dr Tom Rafferty, Dr Michael Maitland, Dr Peter Dawson, Dr Bernd Taschler, Dr Federico Botta and Dr Yuri Lifanov! Most of them have started work either as postdocs or in the commercial sector and we wish them all the best in their careers!

Thu 20 Jul 2017, 12:57 | Tags: EPSRC, award

Postgraduate Research Showcase 2017

Congratulations to Sophie Meakin for winning the Faculty of Science prize and best overall poster prize, and to Cameron Lack for winning the runner-up prize at the poster competition of the Postgraduate Research Showcase 2017, University of Warwick. Tim Pollington was a finalist in the Three Minute Thesis competition talking about visceral leishmaniasis. Well done to all of them!

Wed 14 Jun 2017, 18:48 | Tags: award

Congratulations to Sami Al-Izzi on his success at BAMC!

Congratulations to Sami Al-Izzi for winning the runner-up prize for his poster on osmotic instabilities and organelle biogenesis, which he presented at the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium hosted by the University of Surrey.

Thu 18 May 2017, 17:52 | Tags: EPSRC, award

Congratulations to Tom Machon and Davide Michieletto for winning the Faculty of Science PhD Thesis Prizes!

Congratulations to Tom Machon (supervisor Dr Gareth Alexander) and Davide Michieletto (supervisor Professor Matthew Turner) who have been awarded the Faculty of Science PhD Thesis Prizes for their research on Aspects of Geometry and Topology in Liquid Crystalline Phases, and Topological Interactions in Ring Polymers, respectively. Tom is now a postdoc with Randy Kamien at UPenn, and Davide is a postdoc with Davide Marenduzzo at the University of Edinburgh. The Centre wishes them all the best in their careers!

Sun 19 Jun 2016, 17:27 | Tags: award

Funding For New Mathsys CDT Won!

We are pleased to announce that the recent bid for funding for a new Centre for Docotral Training in Mathematics of Real-World Systems has been successful. The Centre will be funded by the EPSRC, BBSRC, and will also be able to boast strong connections and in some cases additional funding from external collaborators. The first students to join the Centre will start on its 1+3 MSc+PhD Programme in September 2014. For more inofrmation please visit;

Fri 22 Nov 2013, 09:14 | Tags: EPSRC, award

EPSRC Doctoral Prizes: Samuel Brand and Mikolaj Sierzega

Two Warwick PhD students, Samuel Brand (Complexity Centre) and Mikolaj Sierzega (Mathematics) have won EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships for 2012–13.

Samuel Brand, whose thesis is titled “Spatial and Stochastic Epidemics: Theory, Simulation and Control” will work on “New Mathematical Methods for Optimal Control of Epidemics” with Michael Tildesley.

Mikolaj Sierzega, whose thesis is titled “Topics in the theory of semilinear heat equations” will work on “Classical solutions to semilinear parabolic equations” with Jose Rodrigo.

Fri 24 Aug 2012, 12:28 | Tags: EPSRC, Doctoral Prize Fellowship, award

Robert Mackay wins Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

Robert MacKay has received a 5-year Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award to develop mathematics to understand, predict, control and design complex systems, with a particular emphasis on their statistical behaviour.

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards scheme provides universities with additional support to enable them to recruit or retain respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential to the UK. The scheme is jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Royal Society.

Fri 24 Aug 2012, 12:25 | Tags: award, Royal Society, Wolfson Foundation