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Dr Susana Gomes

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Susana Gomes

Associate Professor


Office: B1.05 (Zeeman Building)
Phone: +44 (0)24 765 28320
Email: Susana dot Gomes at warwick dot ac dot uk


Teaching Responsibilities 2023/24:

Term 1: MA933 Stochastic Modelling and Random Processes

Term 2: MA145 Mathematical Methods and Modelling 2, and the first half of ES98D Particle Based Modelling

Research Interests:

My research interests are in applied analysis, with a focus on modelling and control of problems described by partial differential equations (PDEs) and with relevance to applications in the physical, life, and social sciences. The problems I work on usually involve an interplay between modelling, applied analysis and numerical simulations of PDEs and (systems of) ODEs or SDEs, often in multi-scale scenarios. Current projects include

  • Control of interfacial flows using hierarchies of models
  • Modelling and control for pedestrian dynamics (See a Warwick press release from when I participated in the STEM for Britain competition.)
  • Opinion dynamics on evolving social networks

I combine techniques such as control, stabilisation, and optimisation (including Bayesian inverse problems) in the context of each of the projects above. For more information on my research, visit my research page.

Here are links to my Google Scholar, ResearchGate, arXiv, and ORCID profiles.

Recent research grants:

Most relevant recent publications:

For a full list of publications and links to all articles, see my publications page

  • A.J. Nugent, S.N. Gomes, M.-T. Wolfram, On evolving network models and their influence on opinion formation, Physica D - Nonlinear Phenomena, 456, 133914, 2023.
  • A.W. Wray, R. Cimpeanu, S.N. Gomes, Electrostatic control of the Navier–Stokes equations for thin films, Physical Review Fluids, 7:L122001, 2022.
  • R. Cimpeanu, S.N. Gomes, D.T. Papageorgiou, Active control of liquid film flows: beyond reduced-order models, Nonlinear Dynamics, 104(1):267-287, 2021.
  • R.J. Tomlin, S.N. Gomes, G.A. Pavliotis, D.T. Papageorgiou, Optimal control of thin liquid films and transverse mode effects, SIAM Journal of Applied Dynamical Systems, 18(1), 117–149, 2019.
  • S.N. Gomes, A.M. Stuart, M.T. Wolfram, Parameter estimation for macroscopic pedestrian dynamics models from microscopic data, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 79(4):1475-1500, 2019
  • S.N. Gomes, G.A. Pavliotis, Mean field limits for interacting diffusions in a two-scale potential, Journal of Nonlinear Science 28(3) 905-941, 2018.

Recent and upcoming workshops/conferences/seminars: