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Dr Susana Gomes

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Susana Gomes

Warwick Zeeman Lecturer

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

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


Teaching Responsibilities 2020/21:

Term 2: MA3H0 Numerical Analysis and PDEs

I am a co-organiser (together with Tom Hudson) of Warwick's Applied Mathematics Seminar. Let us know if you have any suggestions for speakers!

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.)
  • Optimal control for epidemiological models

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 and arXiv profiles.

Most relevant recent publications:

For a full list of publications see my publications page

  • 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, G.A. Pavliotis, Mean field limits for interacting diffusions in a two-scale potential, Journal of Nonlinear Science 28(3) 905-941, 2018.
  • S.N. Gomes, S. Kalliadasis, D.T. Papageorgiou, G.A. Pavliotis, M. Pradas, Controlling roughening processes in the stochastic Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation, Physica D-nonlinear Phenomena, 348, 33-43, 2017.
  • A.B. Thompson, S.N. Gomes, G.A. Pavliotis, D.T. Papageorgiou, Stabilising falling liquid film flows using feedback control, Physics of Fluids, 28, 012107, 2016.

  • S.N. Gomes, M. Pradas, S. Kalliadasis, D.T. Papageorgiou, G.A. Pavliotis, Controlling spatiotemporal chaos in active dissipative-dispersive nonlinear systems, Physical Review E 92, 022912, 2015.
Recent research grants:

Co-investigator on the project "COVID-19: Optimal Lockdown", funded by the EPSRC/UKRI. PI: R. Dutta, Co-I: D. Kalise

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, 2018-2021.

Recent and upcoming workshops/conferences/seminars: