In 2000 I obtained a first class honours degree in mathematics at the University of Leicester. My final year project for my degree was titled "Solving the Interpolation Equations for Radial Basis Functions using the Babuska-Brezzi Approach". Here, I explored an alternative approach to the interpolation problem using radial basis functions. For this project I was supervised by Will Light.
Upon completion of my degree, I began studying for a PhD in applicable mathematics
again in the
Department of Mathematics
at Leicester funded by way of an award from
The Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).
My supervisor was Will Light from September 2000 until
8^{th} December 2002 and
Jeremy Levesley from December 2002 onwards.
My PhD thesis Error Estimates for Interpolation of Rough and
Smooth Functions using Radial Basis Functions was submitted on February 6^{th} 2004 and successfully defended on April 28^{th} 2004.
My external examiner for my thesis was
Armin Iske.
After my PhD, I became a Research Associate working on the development of meshless methods for the modelling of compressible fluid flow.
The primary investigators were
Jeremy Levesley (and later Alexander Gorban) with co-investigators
Paul Houston and
Stephan Rosswog.
I now do something quite different.
My Erdős number is less than or equal to 4, as too is my Erdős number of the second kind.