Dr Lorna Wilson Commercial Research Associate
Lorna provides mathematical modelling and data analysis expertise to businesses, the public sector and academic colleagues.
Lorna exploits real-world data sets to tackle relevant industrial or interdisciplinary problems. Her research interests include:
- the relative merits of, and intersection between, stochastic and deterministic modelling
- collective dynamics
- systems exhibiting periodicity or cyclic behaviour
- stochastic processes
Lorna has recently worked on academic and commercial projects such as:
- forecasting insurance losses resulting from typhoons in China
- the resilience of cocoa farming to climate variation
- mathematical modelling of sleep behaviour as a measure of avian welfare
- analysis of the effect of voltage reduction on the UK power grid
- optimisation of thermoacoustic energy-harvesting techniques
- time series analysis and modelling of chaos in combustion engines
Before joining the IMI, Lorna worked on a range of industrial mathematical problems, from analysing the decision making of chickens in commercial farms to modelling the outbreak of the swine flu epidemic. She is a member of the EPSRC Mathematical Sciences Early Career Forum.
Lorna holds a PhD in the behaviour of zero-crossings in continuous stochastic processes from the University of Nottingham, and an MMath in Mathematics from University of Oxford.