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Cameron Smith | The Maths of Life and Death

Cameron Smith

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Cameron is a current third year student on the statistical applied mathematics doctoral training centre at the University of Bath (SAMBa).  In his first year, he obtained an MRes degree, and is now working on his PhD project, titled “developing hybrid frameworks for modelling reaction-diffusion systems”.

He completed an MMath, again at the University of Bath, where his passion for applied mathematics, and more specifically the field of mathematical biology, grew. His great belief is that mathematics should not be for the few that can understand complex theorems, but rather should be used as a tool to further the development of technologies that can be used to aid humanity and the wider world.

He has undertaken several projects whilst completing his undergraduate degree. A summer project funded by the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation (Bath IMI) was concerned with applying PID control, typically used in an engineering setting, to the spread of an infectious disease, and how this control method can better inform choices with regard prevention. His final year MMath project investigated hybrid methods for simulating diffusion on uniformly growing domains, which importantly for him, introduced the inherent randomness of biology and nature through stochasticity. This theme has continued into his PhD, where general reaction-diffusion systems have become the centre of his investigation, together with the interrogation of specific systems seen in biology.

Seeing the world through a mathematical lens