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Mr Warren Tennant

Postgraduate

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I am in the final stages of my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Mario Recker. My research is exploring the effects of spatio-temporal heterogeneities on the emergence and spread of dengue virus. The outcome of the multidisciplinary research is a detailed description of the spread and persistence of the dengue virus within a robust mathematical framework.

My current work involves fitting a GPU-accelerated stochastic individual (or agent) based model to spatio-temporal epidemic data in a Bayesian framework using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods.

Before joining the Centre of Mathematics and the Environment, I successfully completed my undergraduate masters (MMath) degree at University of Bath, which included a study year abroad at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. I have previously worked as a research assistant in applied mathematics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, mapping resonances in the chaotic non-linear pendulum to an iterative map.

 

Publications

Lourenço, J., Tennant, W., Faria, N. R., Walker, A., Gupta, S., & Recker, M. (2018). Challenges in dengue research: A computational perspective. Evolutionary applications, 11(4), 516-533.

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