Teaching and related activities


Teaching MA240 Mathematical Methods for Scientists Part III Differential Equations University of Reading 2005-6, 2006-7.

Teaching MA24L Differential Equations and Fourier series 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11.

Teaching MTMW11/MTMW99 Fluid dynamics of the atmopshere and oceans 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11

Teaching MAMA1/MA4XE Numerical solutions of differential equations 2010/11

Teaching part of MTMD03 Monte Carlo Methods and Particle Filters 2010/11

Teaching MA2PD1/M Partial Differential Equations 1/for Meteorologists 2013/14

Teaching MA2PDE Partial Differential Equations 2014/15

Teaching MTMD02 Operational Data Assimilation: Part II Ensemble Kalman Filter 2013/14, 2014/15

Teaching MA3PRO/NU Part 3 Projects 2021/22, 2022/3

Tutorials for MA11B Calculus and Applications 2006-7, 2007-8

Tutorials for MA1CAL Calculus Methods,2010-11

Part 1 Mathematics Small group tutorials 2013-14, 2014-15

Tutorials for MA1LA Linear Algebra 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19

Undergraduate project student supervision

BSc Meteorology 2005/6, 2010/11

BSc ESEA library project 2006/7

MMath 2008/9, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2013/14

BSc Mathematics (3 students per year) 2012/13, 2014/15, 2016/17, 2017/8

MA3PRO 2018/19 (4 students), 2019/20 (10 students) 2020/21 (10 students) 2021/2 8 students

Postgraduate Taught Student Project supervision

David Livings (2005) MSc thesis "Aspects of the Ensemble Kalman Filter" Dept Mathematics

Laura Baker (2007) MSc thesis "Properties of the Ensemble Kalman Filter" Dept Mathematics

Ruth Petrie (2008) MSc thesis "Localisation and the Ensemble Kalman Filter" Dept Meteorology

Evangelia Maria Giannakopoulou (2008) MSc thesis Flood prediction and uncertainty" Dept Mathematics

David Fairbairn (2009) MSc thesis "Comparison of the Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter with the Ensemble Transform Kalman Smoother" Dept Mathematics

Joanne Pocock (2009) MSc thesis "Ensemble Data Assimilation: How Many Members Do We Need?" Dept Mathematics

Nicholas Bird (2010) MSc thesis "Univariate Aspects of Covariance Modelling within Operational Atmospheric Data Assimilation" Dept Mathematics (Joint supervision with Marek Wlasak, Met Office)

Miguel Cordoba (2015) MSc thesis "Atmospheric Motion Vectors and their observation error structure in a data assimilation context" (Joint supervision with N. Nichols and J. Waller) Dept Meteorology

Jemima Tabeart (2016) MRes thesis "On the variational data assimilation problem with non-diagonal observation weighting matrices" (Joint supervision with Amos Lawless, Nancy Nichols, Joanne Waller, Stefano Migliorini and Fiona Smith (Met Office), MPE CDT. Jemima was awarded MPE CDT best MReS project prize.

Zhiqi Lu (2018) MSc thesis "Flood Inundation Mapping with Data Assimilation" (Joint supervision with Sanita Vetra-Carvalho (Reading), John Bevington and Beatrice Revilla-Romero (JBA))

Vassiliki Kourakapi (2019) MSc thesis "Investigating radar reflectivity uncertainty in data assimilation for high impact weather prediction" Joint supervision with Joanne Waller and Lee Hawkness-Smith (Met Office)

Jingming Zhang (2021) MSc thesis "Sampling Error in the Estimation of Observation-Error Statistics for Data Assimilation" Joint supervision with Guannan Hu and Nancy Nichols

Kurdiyan (2022) MSc thesis "How are flood forecasts affected by assimilating land-surface observations?". Joint supervision with Javier Amezcua

Kate Huxtable (2022) MSc thesis "Flow-dependency of forecast errors in a simple convective model". Joint supervision with Ross Bannister and Guannan Hu

Undergraduate summer research experience

Laura Stewart (2005) Summer student, working on observation error correlations, funded by a Royal Meteorological Society Scholarship

Tom Ilett (2007/8) MMath student from University of York. Funded by Carbon Fusion

Nina Raoult (2010) Summer student funded by a NERC research experience placement award. Data assimilation and flood prediction

Diego DePablos (2017) UROP funded student, working on temperature data from private cars. Supervised with Joanne Waller. Data provided by the UK Met Office.

Jeremy Holtzke (2017) Student funded by EPSRC DARE project, working on processing aircraft mode-S EHS data with the Kalman filter. Supervised with Joanne Waller. Data provided by the UK Met Office.

Other related activities

Developed and ran MOOC "Dare to discover data assimilation" 2022- https://discoverda.org/. Facilitated run of the course in November 2022 had 319 enrolled students.

Projects lead for Portfolio Review, Mathematics and Statistics 2022-

Meteorology Dept Library rep Oct 2012 - 2015

Personal tutor for undergraduate and MSc students since 2008.

School Senior Tutor Oct 2012- 2015

Chair of School Staff Student Liaison Committee 2006-2010

Completed University of Reading Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice 2008 with distinction for both portfolio and project

Fellow of Higher Education Academy since 2008

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