- Epidemiology: Can we explain and predict the spread of infectious diseases such as Covid-19 in humans, and foot and mouth disease and bird flu in animals?
- Ecology: How can we improve outcomes in the conservation of endangered wildlife species such as the lesser night gecko, the golden matella, and the sihek?
- Biology: Can we learn the genetic mechanisms which cause disease progression to inform and drive development of innovative treatments?
- Finance and commerce: How are online financial transactions secured?
- Government: How do commercial and government organisations keep sensitive personal information secure from hackers?
- Defence: How can national security agencies and defence forces ensure their communications remain hidden from enemy eyes?
- Sustainability: Can we monitor environmental processes, such as fish stocks to allow dynamic fishing policies, or soil health to improve yields from agriculture?
- Space exploration: Is it possible to automatically detect changes in air quality for spacesuits making conditions safer for astronauts?
- Society: How can data collected in real-time be used to identify unexpected inactivity in older people at home, triggering an automatic call for assistance?
Extreme Value Theory
- Engineering: How do engineers design infrastructure, such as bridges, housing developments, communications networks and roads, to ensure that it is robust to storms and floods?
- Energy: How do energy companies ensure that both energy production and supply is maintained during extreme weather events?
- Insurance: How do insurance companies set housing insurance premiums to protect themselves and their policy holders against massive pay-outs after extreme flooding?
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