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Matteo Mazzamurro

About Me

I am a final year PhD student in Urban Science. I graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci in Mathematics (First Class Honours), which included a one-year-long Erasmus exchange at the ENS-Lyon. During my degree, I enjoyed both pure and applied Mathematics, eventually writing my master thesis on the representation theory of Lie groups. Before embarking on the adventure of research, I spent one year exploring different paths, while working as a consultant in Milan, Geneva, and Bordeaux.


My PhD research is tied to the EPSRC project Patterns of City Formation and DevelopmentLink opens in a new window. Together with one of my supervisors, Prof Weisi GuoLink opens in a new window, we look at how cities interact with one another and how this shapes their evolution. The aim is that of achieving a better understanding of the mechanisms that govern the growth and decline of cities within a systems of cities. Methodologically, we rely on spatial point processes, spatial networks, and information theory. Together with my other supervisor, Prof Oleg PikhurkoLink opens in a new window, we explore more abstractly the link between networks and information theory by studying graph entropy and its extremal values given natural constraints.


I am passionate about teaching. I am particularly interested in the role of postgraduate students in university teaching, and I am among the co-founders of the Warwick Postgraduate Teaching CommunityLink opens in a new window. I hold an Associate Fellowship HEA and a Postgraduate Award in Teaching and Learning in HE. During my PhD, I acted as a Teaching Assistant in the following courses:

  • AY 2020-21 Teaching for Learning Online for Postgraduates Who Teach
  • AY 2020-21 CS131 Mathematics for Computer Scientists
  • AY 2020-21 CS136 Discrete Mathematics and its Applications
  • AY 2018-20 CS412 Formal Systems Development;
  • AY 2018-20 CS262 Logic and Verification.



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Coventry, CV4 7AL