IMI is delighted to announce the names of academics awarded an IMI secondment this academic year.

Our new secondee cohort will spend dedicated time progressing their research, which spans the mapping of brain networks to developing machine learning controls for wave energy converters.

IMI supports a wide variety of research projects, but a common factor in all is that they utilise mathematics to gain new insights.

During their time at IMI, most secondees collaborate with the Institute’s Commercial Research Associates (CRAs), who provide mathematical modelling or data science expertise.

Dr Paul Shepherd, the Deputy Director of the IMI who leads on the Internal Secondment scheme, said:

“The scheme has, once again, attracted a hugely diverse range of academics who will be taking advantage of IMI’s support. Some will use the time to test out potential new research directions, whilst others will be using the expertise of our CRAs to bring mathematical rigour to their applied research. I can’t wait to see them present their results at next year’s Secondee Showcase event.”

Academic staff awarded an IMI secondment in 2019/20:

Name Secondment project title Department
Professor Hilde Coffe Careers of Members of Parliament in mixed member proportional electoral systems Politics, Languages & International Studies
Dr Chris Ashwin and Dr Sandipan Roy Fuzzy cognitive mapping of large-scale brain networks Psychology and Mathematical Sciences
Dr Andrew Hillis Machine learning for improved modelling and control of wave energy converters Mechanical Engineering
Dr Esther Walton Methylation complex trait analysis in ADHD Psychology
Professor Robert Kelsh Modelling multipotency – fate specification from multipotent progenitors Biology & Biochemistry
Dr Antonio De Paola Optimal control of stochastic hybrid systems for coordination of ON-OFF appliances in the smart grid Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Professor Philip Salmon Persistent homology in materials informatics Physics
Professor Martyn Standage The role of 24-hour movement behaviours in health and wellness: Implications for governmental activity guidelines and behaviour change interventions Health

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