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Melissa Iacovidou

Email: Melissa dot Iacovidou at warwick dot ac dot uk
Office: D1.13, Zeeman Building


Currently a 2nd year PhD student under the supervision of Dr Kat RockLink opens in a new window and Dr Erin GorsichLink opens in a new window. I am interested in mathematical epidemiology with a focus on vector-borne infectious diseases. Specifically, I am working on new approaches to modelling malaria transmission and insecticide resistance using realistic mosquito biology and behaviour, and network methods.


University of Warwick

CDT in Mathematics for Real-World Systems
MSc in Mathematics of Systems
DPhil in Mathematics of Systems

2019 -

University of Cambridge

MASt in Applied Mathematics
Part III of the Mathematical Tripos

2018 - 2019
University of St Andrews

MMath (Hons) Mathematics

2014 - 2018

Awards - University of St Andrews
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantship Programme
  • Deans’ List (3 years)


University of Warwick

  • Teaching Assistant for MA4E7 - Population Dynamics: Ecology & Epidemiology (Term 2 - 20/21, 21/22)
  • Teaching Assistant for MA390 - Topics in Mathematical Biology (Term 1 - 21/22)

King's College London

  • Teaching Assistant for 4CCM111A Calculus I (Term 1 - 21/22)
  • Teaching Assistant for 4CCM112A Calculus II (Term 2 - 21/22)

Past Projects

  • Modelling realistic mosquito biology and behaviour to predict the potential of malaria transmission in Côte d’Ivoire (MSc Project - University of Warwick)
  • R0 (Essay - University of Cambridge)
  • Mathematical models of evolutionary dynamics in cancer cell populations (Final Year Project - University of St Andrews)
  • Estimating covariance/correlation using open-high-low-close prices in a dynamic framework (Summer Research Project - University of St Andrews)