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Department of Mathematics & Statistics


Significant research is being carried out in the Department in these areas of Mathematics:

Research group: Numerical analysis and uncertainty quantification

Numerical analysis is the study of algorithms for approximating solutions to hard mathematical problems. Such difficult problems appear in all manner of applications including weather prediction, climate modelling, yacht design, financial modelling, insurance and oil exploration... to mention but a few!

Uncertainty quantification is the science of understanding and reducing uncertainties in computational and real world applications, particularly when aspects of the problem are not exactly known.

Richard Norton applies techniques from numerical analysis to uncertainty quantification and computational statistics problems, such as sampling from complicated probability distributions, and collaborates with colleagues in Electronics.