EPSRC applied probability fellowships are awarded to researchers who reach across traditional interfaces to other areas of the mathematical sciences and other scientific disciplines.

Cécile’s research focusses on studying discrete stochastic objects such as random trees, Polya urns, and random walks. These are powerful tools to model real-life phenomena. Her motivation comes from applications to more-applied sciences, such as computer science, physics, and biology.

The Fellowship will be divided into three projects that are inter-related by the theme of random trees. These are the satisfiability problem, the theory of measure-valued Polya processes as a tool to get insight into animal foraging behaviour, and complex networks such as the internet and social networks.

Cécile said: “This fellowship is a fantastic opportunity to carry out this research programme at Bath while extending my network of collaborators in Europe and beyond; I can’t wait to get started!”