School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences


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.

2023/2024 Seminar Programme

All seminars are currently held at 15:00-16:00 on Wednesdays in person or join by Teams

Date/TimeName of Speaker/title of Presentation
15:00 - 16:00
Dr Tim Oliver, University of Westminster (Abstract)
A data scientific perspective on number theory.
15:00 - 16:00
Dr Angelica Aviles-Rivero, University of Cambridge (Abstract)
Inverse problems and machine learning techniques.
15:00 - 16:00
Dr Xiaohao Cai, University of Southampton (Abstract)
Machine learning for computer vision.
15:00 - 16:00
Room QM167
Professor Yang-Hui He, London Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Abstract)
The AI mathematician.
15:00 - 16:00
Room QM167
Professor O. Anwar Beg, University of Salford (Abstract)
Computational micropolar fluid dynamics in the 21st century – Applications in biomechanical engineering simulation
15:00 - 16:00
Room QM167
Dr Qingwei Bai, University of Greenwich (Abstract)
Grain refinement and segregation zone modification under a pulsed electromagnetic field.
15:00 - 16:00
Room QM167
Dr Ebrahim Patel, University of Greenwich (Abstract)
Tropical Maths: Another New Way to Model the World.
15:00 - 16:00
Room QM167
Dr Issac Oppong, University of Greenwich (Abstract)
The derivations of a quantum deformation of the first Weyl algebra

Seminar Archive

2022/2023 Seminar Programme

All seminars are held at 15:00-16:00 on Wednesdays in QM060

26/10/2022 Lukman Olawale, University of Greenwich.
Title: Response of Euler-Bernoulli beam subject to external stochastic disturbance
09/11/2022 Professor Ruth Misener, Imperial College.
Title: Bayesian optimization & design of experiments
23/10/2022 Dr Mate Szabo, University of Greenwich.
Title: Gödel's and Post's Proofs of the Incompleteness Theorem
07/12/2022 Dr Andrew Golightly, Durham University.
Title: Accelerating Bayesian inference for stochastic epidemic models using incidence data
08/03/2023 Dr Hussein Rappel, University of Exeter.
Title: Probabilistic modelling and identification of parameter fields with bounds: Application to solid mechanics
17/05/2023 Dr Josh Hope-Collins, Imperial College. Title: Explorations of the ParaDiag method for time parallelisation applied to weather and climate simulation

2021/2022 Seminar Programme

All seminars are currently held at 15:00-16:00 on Wednesdays and online via Microsoft Teams.

Date/TimeName of Speaker/title of Presentation
29/09/2021 Dr Tao Gao, University of Greenwich
Bifurcation mechanism of capillary-gravity solitary waves
13/10/2021 Dr Solomon Ebenuwa, University of Greenwich
A modern approach to improve the performance of binary classification for imbalanced data, a review of the past and present
20/10/2021 Dr Zihua Liu, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, US
Vertical structure of barotropic-to-baroclinic energy conversion at the edge of a continental shelf
03/11/2021 Dr Yuan Zhou, University of Kentucky, US
Semialgebraic parametric analysis and automatic theorem proving in SageMath
08/12/21 Dr Iris Yip, University of Greenwich
Bayesian Estimation with Multivariate GARCH Models
26/01/22 Dr Sadiq Sani, University of Greenwich (Abstract)
Crypto-Chain: A Relay Resilience Framework for Smart Vehicles
16/02/22 Dr Tuan Nguyen, University of Greenwich
Deep learning-based Pest Classification for Smart Agriculture
23/02/22 Dr Ik Soo Lim, University of Greenwich
To trust or not to trust: evolutionary dynamics of the trust game in a multi-agent system
02/03/22 The Anh Han, Teeside University
Cost-efficient interventions for promoting cooperation and AI safety development
30/03/22 Dr Wenjun Zhao, Brown University
Data-driven Wasserstein barycenter problem
15/06/22 Dr Castillo Sachez, University of Sao Paula
Numerical simulation of complex fluids in hierarchical grids
10/08/22 Dr Francisco Javier Granado-Ortiz, University of Malaga
Uncertainty Quantification and Optimisation in Mechanical Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics

2020/2021 Seminar Programme

All seminars are currently held at 15:00-16:00 on Wednesdays online via Microsoft Teams.

Date/Time Name of Speaker/Title of Presentation

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


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

Dr Steven Lind, University of Manchester
New Developments in Incompressible SPH
Dr Fanlin Meng, University of Essex
Multiple dynamic pricing for Smart Grid

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


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

10/03/2021 Dr Xiaochun Meng, University of Sussex
Scoring Functions for Multivariate Distributions and Level Sets
24/03/2021 Dr Hia Huang, University of Greenwich
Suggestion of Data Sources for SPARQL Queries over Linked Open Data

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
13/11/2019 Dr Annemarie Zijlema, CMS, University of Greenwich
Personal Possessions as Cues for Autobiographical Remembering
20/11/2019 Dr Kayvan Zenouz, CMS, University of Greenwich
Uncertainty characterisation in ocean colour estimation
04/12/2019 Dr Joël Vogt, Evrythng, Switzerland (Abstract)
Machine learning for data-driven product authenticity
11/12/2019 Dr Junlei Hu, University of Essex
Robust Optimisation with Model Uncertainty: A Reconsideration of Optimal Insurance Strategy
29/01/2020 Dr Radu Cimpeanu, University of Warwick
High-speed interfacial flows: from making a splash to the over-engineered honey dipper problem
05/02/2020 Professor Nicolas Dirr, University of Cardiff
Probability and analysis in multiscale problems
Dr Xinan Yang, University of Essex
Demand management in attended home delivery
04/03/2020 Dr Alex Doak, University of Bath
New exotic capillary free-surface flows
11/03/2020 Dr Marie-Therese Wolfram, University of Warwick
Parameter estimation
EGL 2020 Workshop on Optimisation and Applied Mathematics
University College London

2018/19 Seminar Programme

Date/Time Name of Speaker and Presentation Title
17/10/2018 Professor Aihua Wood, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
Fast methods for kinetic solutions of the Boltzmann equations
24/10/2018 Mr Andrew Lewis, Simul Systems Ltd, Chelmsford, UK
Project BEESWAX7 - An example of the commercial and business process of technical software development
07/11/2018 David Ivell, Good Energy, UK
Powering the 4th industrial revolution
28/11/2018 Dr Stefano Casarin, Centre for Computational Surgery, Houston Methodist Research Institute, USA
Computational modelling of vascular pathologies and therapies: towards treatments' customisation
Professor Richard Wilkinson, Sheffield University
Uncertainty quantification approaches for patient specific cardiac models
30/01/2019 Dr Victorita Miani, Strathclyde University
Title : Hybrid discontinuous Galerkin discretisation and domain decomposition preconditioners for the Stokes problem.
06/02/2019 Dr Stefan Guettel, University of Manchester
Rational deferred correction for optimal control
20/02/2019 Dr Aretha Teckentrup, University of Edinburgh
Multilevel sampling methods for Bayesian inverse problems
13/03/2019 Professor Bob Cheke, NRI, University of Greenwich
Title: Modelling integrated pest management strategies
27/03/2019 Prof. Josef Kittler, University of Surrey
Person identification and re-identification
01/05/2019 Professor Qiwei Yao, London School of Economics and Politics
Estimation of sub-graph densities in noisy networks
04-05/06/2019 EGL-B 2019 Workshop on Optimisation, Applied & Numerical Mathematics and Innovative Data Analysis