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Dr Marie-Therese Wolfram


Dr Marie-Therese Wolfram

Associate Professor (Reader)

Office: C2.04

Phone: +44 (0)24 761 50041
Email: M dot Wolfram at warwick dot ac dot uk


Teaching Responsibilities 2020/21:

Term 1: MA3J4 Mathematical modelling with PDE (Not running 2020-21)

Term 2: MA957 Topics in Optimal Transport

I am co-organising the reading group on Optimal Transport in Statistics this year.

Research Interests: Applied partial differential equations, mathematical modeling in socio-economic applications and the life sciences, inverse problems.

Selected publications:

  • A. Lachapelle, M.T. Wolfram, On a mean field game approach modeling congestion and aversion in pedestrian crowds , Trans. Res.: Part B 45(10), 2011
  • M. Burger, B. Schlake, M.T. Wolfram, Nonlinear Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations for ion flux through confined geometries, Nonlinearity, 25, 961-990, 2012

  • M. Burger, L. Cafferelli, P.A. Markowich, M.T. Wolfram, On a Boltzmann type price formation model, Proc. R. Soc. A, 469(2157), 20130126, 2013
  • M. Bruna, M. Burger, H. Ranetbauer, M.T. Wolfram, Cross-diffusion systems with excluded volume effects and asymptotic gradient flows, JNLS 27(2), 2016.
  • S. Gomes, A. Stuart, M.T. Wolfram, Parameter estimation for macroscopic pedestrian dynamics models from microscopic data, SIAP 79(4)., 2019.
  • A. Stuart, M.T. Wolfram, Inverse optimal transport, SIAP 80(1), 2020.

Upcoming workshops/conferences/seminars

  • Speaker at workshop on 'Social dynamics beyond vehicle autonomy', IPAM, UCLA, Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2020.
  • Speaker at the 'SN Partial Differential Equations Webinar', Dec 14, 2020
  • Speaker at workshop on 'Recent Advances in gradient flows, kinetic theory and reaction diffusion equations', IST Austria, Vienna, Feb 2-5, 2021.
  • Speaker at conference on 'Scaling cascades in complex systems', FU Berlin, Germany, March 1-3, 2021.
  • Co-organiser of an ICMS workshop on 'Connections between interacting particle dynamics and data science', with S. Gomes and M. Ottobre, Isle of Skye, Scotland, May 2021.
  • Speaker at an ICMS workshop on 'Diffusive patterns: pattern formation, birfurcations and biological applications', ICMS Edinburgh, Sept 6-10, 2021.
  • Speaker at workshop on 'PDE constrained Bayesian inversion', ESI Vienna, Austria, May to June 2022.

Research grants:

  • Royal Society International Exchanges on 'Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear PDE Models for Crowd Motion', with A. Stuart, 2017-2020
  • First Grant on 'Boltzmann-type and mean-field models in socio-economic applications', funded by the EPSRC, 2017-2019
  • New Frontiers Group on 'Multiscale modelling and simulation of crowded transport in the life and social sciences' funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2014-2020
  • Hertha Firnberg Project on 'Computational mean field games and applications', funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, 2010-2013

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