The Met Office routinely receives and processes automated meteorological observations from commercial aircraft.
Ongoing work includes the planning sensor network deployment, and devising instrument bias correction regimes.
My responsibilities were therefore to work alongside observation scientists to answer some of the currently open questions regarding data quality from commercial aircraft, by analysing large multivariable datasets.
I have recently begun my PhD at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.
The focus of my project is the application of data assimilation methods, typically used in the field of numerical weather prediction, to agent-based models in the context of footfall around the city of Leeds.
The project is supervised by Nick Malleson, Jon Ward and Andy Evans, and is funded by the ESRC.
MSc Project: Dynamics on Networks - Networks play an important role in many processes; for example, the structure of our social network affects the way in which a disease spreads, and ultimately the probability that we might become infected.
We can, therefore, think of diseases as dynamical processes that occur on networks.
The aim of this project was to investigate how to derive mathematical approximations for the time evolution of such processes, as well as the development of computer simulation based on the Gillespie algorithm that efficiently model the processes.
MSc Project: Turbulent to Laminar Relaminarisation (Computational: C++) - The objective of this project was to find a turbulence model that would correctly capture the relaminarisation process, and to determine the relative roles of Reynolds number, Mach number, cooling rate, suction rate and pressure gradient.
Degree Project: Membrane Stresses in the Earth (Computational: C++) - This project investigated the stresses induced in Lithographic membranes resulting from the movement of tectonic plates.
To carry this out, a computational approach was undertaken, modelling the Earth as a two-dimensional ellipse.
From this approach, we calculated stresses in the tectonic plates over the last 200 Ma.