The Leslie Comrie Seminar Series

Naming our seminar series after Comrie goes far beyond his professional association with Greenwich. Comrie's research, teaching and enterprise interests fit in perfectly with those of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. His research was on the boundary and intersection of mathematics and computing, as is much of the research within the School; his entrepreneurial insight in setting up the world's first private scientific computing company is aligned with that found within the School which manifests itself through the commercialisation of our world leading services in software tools and modelling. Finally, Comrie was an innovator in education, pioneering the teaching of numerical analysis. This fits in perfectly with the School's core business, the education of the next generation of computer scientists and mathematicians.

2020/2021 Seminar Programme

All seminars are currently held on Wednesdays online via Microsoft Teams

Date/TimeName of Speaker/Title of Presentation
15:00 - 16:00

Dr Jing Wang, University of Greenwich (Abstract)
Advances in Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with its Application on Data Clustering

15:00 - 16:00

Dr Dominic Waithe, University of Oxford (Abstract)
Computer Vision Powered Microscopy - Subjectivity Dethroned

15:00 - 16:00
Dr Fanlin Meng, University of Essex (Abstract)
Multiple dynamic pricing for Smart Grid
15:00 - 16:00
Dr Steven Lind, University of Manchester (Abstract)
New Developments in Incompressible SPH
15:00 - 16:00

Karolos Korkas, University of Greenwich (Abstract)
Ensembling change-point detection method

15:00 - 16:0

Dr Stef Garasto, University of Greenwich (Abstract)
Developing granular economic indicators using online job adverts data

15:00 - 16:00
Dr Xiaochun Meng, University of Sussex (Abstract)
Scoring Functions for Multivariate Distributions and Level Sets

Seminar Archive

2019/2020 Seminar Programme

Date/TimeName of Speaker and Presentation Title
Aras Asaad, University of Buckingham
Topological data analysis to detect fake faces from images and videos

Abstract;     Presentation
13/11/2019Dr Annemarie Zijlema, CMS, University of Greenwich.
Personal Possessions as Cues for Autobiographical Remembering

Abstract;     Presentation
20/11/2019Dr Kayvan Zenouz, CMS, University of Greenwich.
Uncertainty characterisation in ocean colour estimation

Abstract;     Presentation
04/12/2019Dr Joël Vogt, Evrythng, Switzerland
Tentative title: Machine learning in industry

Abstract;     Presentation
11/12/2019Dr Junlei Hu, University of Essex
Robust Optimisation with Model Uncertainty: A Reconsideration of Optimal Insurance Strategy

Abstract,     Presentation
29/01/2020Dr Radu Cimpeanu, University of Warwick
Title: High-speed interfacial flows: from making a splash to the over-engineered honey dipper problem

Abstract;     Presentation
05/02/2020Prof. Nicolas Dirr, University of Cardiff
Probability and analysis in multiscale problems

Abstract;     Presentation
Dr Xinan Yang, University of Essex
Tentative title: Container transportation

Abstract;     Presentation
04/03/2020Dr Alex Doak, University of Bath
New exotic capillary free-surface flows

Abstract;     Presentation
11/03/2020Dr Marie-Therese Wolfram, University of Warwick
Tentative title: Parameter estimation

Abstract; Presentation
25/03/2020Dr Steven Lind, University of Manchester
Incompressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: New Developments for High Accuracy

Abstract;     Presentation
01/04/2020Dr Fanlin Meng, University of Essex
Distributed learning and optimisation for smart energy applications

Abstract,     Presentation
06/05/2020Dr Dominic Waithe, University of Oxford
Computer vision enabled microscopy

Abstract;     Presentation
EGL 2020 Workshop on Optimisation and Applied Mathematics
University College London


2018/19 Seminar Programme

Date/TimeName of Speaker and Presentation Title
Professor Aihua Wood, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
Fast methods for kinetic solutions of the Boltzmann equations

Abstract;     Presentation
24/10/2018Mr Andrew Lewis, Simul Systems Ltd, Chelmsford, UK
Project BEESWAX7 - An example of the commercial and business process of technical software development

Abstract;     Presentation
07/11/2018David Ivell, Good Energy, UK
Powering the 4th industrial revolution

28/11/2018Dr Stefano Casarin, Centre for Computational Surgery, Houston Methodist Research Institute, USA
Computational modelling of vascular pathologies and therapies: towards treatments' customisation

Abstract;     Presentation
Professor Richard Wilkinson, Sheffield University
Uncertainty quantification approaches for patient specific cardiac models

Abstract;     Presentation
30/01/2019Dr Victorita Miani, Strathclyde University
Title : Hybrid discontinuous Galerkin discretisation and domain decomposition preconditioners for the Stokes problem

Abstract;     Presentation
06/02/2019Dr Stefan Guettel, University of Manchester
Rational deferred correction for optimal control

Abstract;     Presentation
20/02/2019Dr Aretha Teckentrup, University of Edinburgh
Multilevel sampling methods for Bayesian inverse problems

Abstract;     Presentation
13/03/2019Prof. Bob Cheke, NRI, University of Greenwich
Title: Modelling integrated pest management strategies

Abstract;     Presentation
27/03/2019Prof. Josef Kittler, University of Surrey
Person identification and re-identification

Abstract;     Presentation


Prof. Qiwei Yao, London School of Economics and Politics
Estimation of sub-graph densities in noisy networks

Abstract;     Presentation
04/06/2019 -


EGL-B 2019 Workshop on Optimisation, Applied & Numerical Mathematics and Innovative Data Analysis

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2017/18 Seminar Programme

Date/TimeName of Speaker and Presentation Title
27/09/2017 Dr Anna Kalogirou, University of East Anglia

Controlling the complex dynamics of multilayer sher flows using surfactants. Abstract Presentation

04/10/2017 Dr Nadia Sidorova, University College London

Localisation and delocalising in the parabolic Anderson Model. Abstract Presentation


Prof. Jay Yang, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Towards automatic model extraction and scenario sysnthesis of cyber attacks.  Abstract


Dr Gordon Hunter, Kingston University
Mathematical and statistical methods for detecting and assessing cancerous lesions in the liver from contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) videos.  Abstract  Presentation


Dr Mohamed Khalil Ibrahim, University of Modern Science and Arts, Egypt
Fractional order models of infectious diseases.  Abstract  Presentation


Prof. Peter Clarkson, University of Kent at Canterbury
Rational solutions of the Boussinesq equation and applications to rogue waves.  Abstract  Presentation

29/11/2017 Dr Jan Hückelheim, Imperial College London

Algorithmic differentiation in high-performance computing: challenges and opportunities in optimisation, uncertainty quantification, and machine learning.  Abstract Presentation

06/12/2017 Dr Claire Heaney, Imperial College London

Rapid modelling in reactor physics using a Reduced Order Model.  Abstract  Presentation


Dr Neil Saunders, University of Greenwich
Computing with finite groups: Problems and challenges

Abstract; Presentation


Dr Susanne Claus, Cardiff University
Viscoelastic flow simulations

Abstract; Presentation


Prof. John Cockcroft, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Modelling of cardiovascular pulsatility

Abstract; Presentation


Dr Mark Blyth, University of East Anglia
Critical free-surface flow over topography

Abstract; Presentation

2016/17 Seminar Programme

Date/TimeName of Speaker and Presentation Title


Prof. Matt Krane, Purdue University, USA

Uncertainty quantification in modelling solidification processing


Dr Saeed Amen, Cuemarco Ltd, UK

Introduction to FX and Python to analyse markets


Dr Chris Kenyon, Lloyds Banking Group, UK

Contemporary mathematical finance challenges


Dr Tim Reis, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich

The lattice Boltzmann equation: background and boundary conditions


Dr Fengwei Yang, University of Sussex

Unravelling cell migration using image analysis and mathematical models

08/12/2016  Prof. Sam Kwong, City University of Hong Kong


Stable Matching-Based Selection in Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization


Dr Sarah Kilbane, Department of Law and Criminology, University of Greenwich


Assessing risk during contamination incidents


Prof. Henggui Zhang, University of Manchester


On the modelling of cardiac electrical activity


Dr Federico Galvanin, University College London


Model based design of experiments: advanced techniques and novel applications


Prof. Neville Ford, University of Chester


Mathematical modelling of autoimmunity

08/06/2017 - 09/06/2017

EGL2017 Workshop on Applied and Numerical Mathematics