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University of Bath

Mathematical Innovation Research Associates

IMI's Commercial Research Associates (CRAs) bring advanced mathematically-based approaches to collaborations with business and academia.

Our CRAs are highly versatile specialists in applied mathematics and statistics. They provide expert input into wide ranging business and public sector challenges, including all aspects of big data analysis, mathematical modelling or the development of machine learning algorithms.

The team also provides mathematical sciences expertise to academic colleagues and contributes to interdisciplinary research projects at the University.


  • Beate Ehrhardt

    Commercial Research Associate
    Dr Beate Ehrhardt

    Beate specialises in machine learning, hypothesis testing, Bayesian statistics and optimal experimental design.

  • Laura Hattam

    Commercial Research Associate
    Dr Laura Hattam

    Laura specialises in multi-scaled models, dynamical systems, fluid flow analysis and energy sector forecasting.

  • Ben Robinson

    Commercial Research Associate
    Ben Robinson, MRes, MSci

    Ben specialises in applied probability theory with a focus on stochastic control problems and optimisation in the presence of uncertainty.