Matthew Darlington

PhD student in statisitics and operations research at STOR-i, Lancaster University

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I am Matthew Darlington, a PhD student in STOR-i based at Lancaster University. I graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bsc in Mathematics in 2019 and then achieved a MRes in Statistics and Operational Research from Lancaster in 2020.

My PhD is entitled “The Border Patrol Game” and I am supervised by Kevin Glazebrook, David Leslie and Robert Shone from Lancaster Univeristy, and Roberto Szeechtman from the Naval Postgraduate School in California, USA.

My work involves using Markov decision processes, stochastic games and reinforcement learning to try and model the optimal way to patrol borders against intelligent opponents.

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