Our Head of Applied Mathematics, Josef Dick, was promoted to Professor in January this year. He will be presenting a talk for the Meet the Professor series on 25 September.
Lecture: Quasi random ideas in computational mathematics and discrepancy theory
Random (Monte Carlo) simulation is an ubiquitous tool in the sciences to simulate complex models. However, those models often have some structure which can be used to improve performance.
Quasi-Monte Carlo methods are designed to obtain simulation methods which are better than random. They are used for instance to approximate expectation values, in partial differential equations with random coefficients and also to answer questions in discrepancy theory.
The 2019 Meet the Professors series is a wonderful chance for staff and students to celebrate the careers and achievements of our newly promoted and recruited professors.
Speakers will share their specialist knowledge and provide insights into ‘what’ and ‘who’ influenced their lives and careers.