PhD student at Warwick's Mathematics for Real-World Systems Centre for Doctoral Training, and enrichment student at the Alan Turing Institute.
I am interested in understanding how humans communicate with each other and how that affects our beliefs, behaviour and outcomes.
My research includes elements of agent-based modelling, information theory, Bayesian networks, social science, psychology, evolution and data science.
Open Source Software Contributions
Developed and released the piecewise-regression python package, which fits straight line models to data that include some breakpoint(s) where the gradient changes.
Contributed to the open source networkx python package. I helped to write functionality to calculate the trophic incoherence parameter of a directed graph.
In collaboration with Paolo Turrini, developed and released a Google Colab Jupyter Notebook to teach Regret Matching and Minimisation algorithms.
- MSc Mathematics of Real World Systems (Distinction) - The University of Warwick
- MSc Sustainable Energy Futures (Merit) - Imperial College
- BSc Physics (1st class) - The University of Manchester
Founder of the PhD Productivity Group
Co-organiser of the Mathematics in the Social Sciences Reading Group.
Member of the Machine Learning and Bayesian Optimisation Reading Group,
Speaker - Statistics, Probability, Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar Series.. "Information Foraging in the Attention Economy Drives the Rising Entropy of English". November 2021.
Speaker - Warwick Psychology Department Internal Seminar Series. "Information Foraging in the Attention Economy Drives the Rising Entropy of English". November 2021.
Speaker - Conference on Complex Systems, Lyon, France. "Attention Ecology". October 2021.
Speaker - MathSys Annual Retreat. "Entropy Rising in the Attention Economy". April 2021.
Speaker - Machine Learning and Bayesian Optimisation Reading Group. "The ABCs of Approximate Bayesian Computation Pt 2". Feb 2021
Guest Lecturer - CS404 Agent Based Systems. Coursework Introduction Lecture. January 2021.
Speaker - MathSys PhD Meeting. "Zettelkasten: How To Take Smart Notes". January 2021.
Speaker - Statistics, Probability, Analysis and Applied Mathematics Seminar Series, "Fixing Bias in Zipf Estimators using approximate Bayesian computation", December 2020
Speaker - Mathematics in the Social Sciences Reading Group. "Linguistic Complexity". October 2020
Speaker - Machine Learning and Bayesian Optimisation Reading Group. "The ABCs of Approximate Bayesian Computation". July 2020
Speaker - MathSys PhD Meeting. "Bias in MLEs for Zipf Distributions". June 2020.
Supporting Lecturer - CS404 Agent Based Systems. Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma Tournament. February 2020
Guest Lecturer - CS404 Agent Based Systems. Coursework Introduction Lecture. January 2020.
Speaker - Mathematics in the Social Sciences Reading Group. "Evolution and Communication". November 2019.
Speaker. ResearchFish Strategy of Impact Conference. "Understanding and Informing Research Funding Through Data". November 2019.
Speaker - MathSys MSc Project Presentation "From Tyranny to Anarchy: Social Influence on Directed Graphs". October 2019.
CS404 Agent Based Systems. 2019 and 2020. Teaching Assistant. Led seminar groups and developed coursework software that allows students to submit bots to compete in auctions.
IB121-1 Quantitative Analysis for Management 1. 2019 and 2020. Teaching assistant. Led seminar groups.
IB121-2 Quantitative Analysis for Management 2. 2020. Teaching assistant. Led seminar groups.
MA112 Experimental Mathematics. 2019. Teaching assistant. Led students in experiments.
Private Tutoring. 2013-2015. Mainly A-Level Maths and Physics.
Non-Academic Career Highlights
- Successful entrepeneur, having founded and ran a successful financial claims management business that employed over 20 people.
- Travelled and lived all over the world as a digital nomad. Including periods living in Spain, Morocco, Greece, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Indonesia, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.
Email me at Charlie dot Pilgrim at warwick dot ac dot uk
Here is a flocking simulation I made based on Reynolds' Boids model.