Kamran Pentland

Kamran Pentland is a 4th year Math student at the University of Bath. He has taken a variety of courses throughout his degree, but has specialised in more applied fields such as mathematical biology, numerical/analytical solutions to partial differential equations and probability. I undertook my placement year in the energy industry (ConocoPhillips) where I saw how the Black Scholes PDE and stochastic modelling were used to price financial derivatives.

I am currently working under the supervision of Dr. Kit Yates on a research project funded by the REP-MB (Research experience placements in Mathematical biology) funded by the BBSRC. The project that will be focused on a blending hybrid model for representing reaction-diffusion equations. This will involve developing a PDE/position-jump hybrid model where we aim to determine a region in which reactions and diffusion are implemented by both continuum and discrete models in a ‘blended’ manner.

I am interested in modelling the stochasticity of real world problems, from biological processes on a small-scale to complex climate events that are currently affecting our planet at an increasing rate. I also want to ensure that mathematics is something everybody can get involved in and also to show people how it affects everything that is and will be.

Attempts to understand Biology through the lens of Mathematics