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Swetha Usha Lal

Hello!!

I am Swetha, a 1st year PhD student here at Mathematics for Real-World Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (MathSys CDT II). Currently I'm working under the guidance of Prof. Xavier Didelot. My interests are in epidemiology, antibiotic resistance modelling. I also love a bit of probability, random processes and networks on the theoretical side.

Education

  • 2020-current University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

PhD with Prof. Xavier Didelot and Prof. Matt Keeling

  • 2019-2020 University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

MSc. in Mathematics of Real World Systems MathSys, Centre for Doctoral Training - with Merit

  • 2014-2019 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, India

Integrated BS-MS (Bachelor of Sciences, Master of Sciences), Majored in Mathematics.

Dissertation: "Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods and Applications"

Research Experience

  • 2020 University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

MSc. Individual project on Bayesian Analysis And Prediction Of Infectious Disease Outbreaks Based On Temporal Data with Prof. Xavier Didelot

MSc. Research Group project on Predicting the impact of childhood vaccines: health and economics under the guidance of Prof. Matt Keeling, with group members Francesca Basini, David Helekal, Melissa Iacovidou, Yiping Zhang

  • 2018 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Bangalore, India

Worked as Summer Trainee with Dr. B. Sury on Topology

  • 2017 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research-Centre for Applied Mathematics (TIFR-CAM), Bangalore, India

Worked as summer trainee with Dr. Venky Krishnan on "The PageRank Algorithm behind Google".

  • 2015 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Trivandrum, India

Worked as Summer Trainee with Dr. K. R. Arun on Real Analysis

Awards and Fellowships

  • Recipient of Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scholarship from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, during Integrated BS-MS program (2014-19) at IISER Mohali.
  • Recipient of Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) by the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) in the year 2016

Teaching 

  • 2020-21 TA for MA261 - Differential Equations: Modelling and Numerics