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Professor Bärbel Finkenstädt Rand

Term 1 Office hours in Room MSB 1.20 (no booking required)
Week 1 : Monday 3 Oct 14:30-15:30, Thursday 6 Oct 10:30-11:30.
From Week 2: Mondays and Wednesdays 14:30-15:30
Personal Tutees are contacted by email to book a personal meeting by week 5.

About my research interests

My area of research is at the interface between statistics and life sciences where I am interested in developing scientific models alongside Bayesian statistical methodologies that allow us to infer these from (increasingly large) data sets. The modeling often involves very interesting non-linearities and stochastic processes that give rise to novel statistical methodologies. I am in particular interested in the modelling of oscillatory phenomena in biology (epidemics, gene expression, molecular clocks, etc) combined with the analysis of temporal and/or spatio-temporal data (from single cells to meta-populations) and have worked on applications in epidemiology (dynamics of infectious diseases), analytical population dynamics in ecology, transcriptional dynamics of genes and large actigraphic data sets obtained from wearable devices.

My collaborations also include addressing statistical and mathematical questions in chronobiology and circadian rhythm with collaborators in the biological sciences and medicine. In a project funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) I am collaborating with members of the Chronotherapy group at Warwick and INSERM France, to develop statistical methods and models for large data sets of biomarkers on circadian oscillations, including actigraphic data from wearable devices, with the aim of using these for personalized medicine and treatment of cancer patients in their home, and basic research in chronobiology.

Collaboration with groups in Mathematics, Life Sciences and Medicine led by:

 Francis Lévi, Robert Dallman, Michael White, Julian Davis, Mike Hastings, Marco Brancaccio

Warwick network: E-health applications for physical activity, sleep, and circadian rhythms

Recent publications and preprints (since 2015)


email: B.F.Finkenstadt 'at'

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