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Kamran Pentland


I am a current student in the Mathsys II CDT studying for a PhD in Mathematics of Real-World Systems. My research interests span mathematical models that involve hybrid and multi-scale dynamics, stochastic processes, numerical integration, epidemiology and fluids mechanics. Any problem that requires the use of a mathematical model is of interest to me!

More specifically, my PhD project, supervised by Dr. Massimiliano Tamborrino, is focused on the development and improvement of time-parallel numerical integration algorithms. These algorithms have the potential to provide numerical speed up for a wide range of problems involving time-dependent ODEs/PDEs in areas from climate modelling to space weather. Our focus is on developing new time-parallel algorithms that can quantitatively account for their own numerical uncertainty by using ideas from the field of probabilistic numerics - this has led to collaborative work with Dr. Tim Sullivan. The long term goal is to apply these algorithms to provide speed up for the simulation of nuclear magnetic fusion, in collaboration with our external partners Dr. Debasmita Samaddar and Dr. Lynton Appel at UKAEA.

See the following pages for an overview of my research and teaching/outreach.

Submitted Papers

PhD Mathematics of Systems | University of Warwick (2020-Present)

  • Working thesis title: "Applications of probabilistic methods to time-parallelisation".
  • Supervisors: Dr. Massimiliano Tamborrino, Dr. Debasmita Samaddar, and Dr. Lynton Appel.

MSc Mathematics of Systems | University of Warwick (2019-20)

  • MSc Thesis: "Hats and pancakes in the sky: high-speed droplet dynamics". Supervised by Dr. Radu Cimpeanu and Dr. Ed Brambley.
  • MSc Group Project: "Stochastic parareal: an application of probabilistic methods to time-parallelisation". Supervised by Dr. Massimiliano Tamborrino, Dr. Debasmita Samaddar, and Dr. Lynton Appel.

MSc Mathematical Modelling | University College London (2018-19)

BSc Mathematics with Industrial Placement | University of Bath (2013-17)

  • Industrial placement year: Quantitative market risk analyst at at ConocoPhillips.

Kamran Pentland


kamran dot pentland at warwick dot ac dot uk

Office D1.13, Zeeman Building


LinkedIn: kamranpentland

GitHub: kpentland

Extracurricular Things
  • Playing football for Maths SFC at Warwick.
  • Very much into classic cinema and TV as well as fantasy novels.
  • Scuba diving (in warm climates!)
  • Snowboarding (in colder climates!)