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Adam Smith

First year PhD student at the Mathematics for Real-World Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (MathSys II CDT). Interested in dynamical systems, mathematical modelling and computational neuroscience. Though my research focus is in mathematical neuroscience, I also find many topics from my previous studies interesting such as mathematical biology, fluid dynamics and machine learning.

Research Projects

MSc Individual Project (2020) - Kinetochore Tracking with Machine Learning

  • Developed an automated algorithm for the detection of kinetochore in 3D time-lapse data using machine learning that improved on existing software.
  • Supervised by Dr Jonathan Harrison and Professor Nigel Burroughs with data from the McAinsh lab.

MSc Research Group Project (2020) - Using Generative Adversarial Networks to create multi-channel images of cells undergoing macropinocytosis

  • Evaluated various generative architectures to learn the mapping between a reference protein marker and several secondary proteins within a cell, enabling us to map the spatio-temporal order of actin recruitment within it.
  • Other group members were Nayef Shkeir and Dan Catchpole.
  • Supervised by Dr Till Bretschneider with data from 3i.


2020- : PhD in Mathematics for Real-World Systems, University of Warwick

2019-20: MSc in Mathematics for Real-World Systems, University of Warwick (Distinction)

2015-19: MMath in Applied Mathematics, University of Nottingham (First Class Honours)


Office D1.13, Zeeman Building


  • Outdoor Bowls, trialled for England Junior team and play for the Warwickshire senior team
  • Darts, Ex-President and Ex-Captain for Uni of Notts Darts Team, also currently play for Uni of Warwick.