Academic background

University

Prior to joining STOR-i, I received a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh, which involved an honours project on Semidefinite Programming and its application to the Pooling problem specifically. I had my first taste of OR in my undergraduate studies, thanks to a variety of courses run for the OR MSc programme that are also available for undergraduates to attend.

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STOR-i intership

Having always been fascinated by the idea of applying maths to solve real life problems, I took part in the STOR-i internship at the end of my third year. During my time in STOR-i, I had a chance to appreciate the interplay between OR, Statistics and other disciplines, and worked on the use of particle filters algorithms for parameter estimation. I was also able to gain valuable insight in the world of research, which led me to apply for the 4 year STOR-i DTC programme.

If you you want to know more about the internship and may want to apply, look here for more information, of feel free to contact me.

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Work experience

Before starting my MRes in Statistics and OR, I spent the summer on placement in Shell’s Statistic and Chemometrics department in Thornton. There, I mainly focused on extreme value statistics used to model extreme waves conditions in a variety of ocean basins.

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