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Past Postgraduates & their Theses

Completed during 2011

Catrin Plumpton
Research area: Pattern Recognition
Supervisor: Prof Lucy Kuncheva
Thesis title: Classifier ensembles for streaming fMRI data 11.01.
ftp: pdf file: plumpton.pdf.

Completed during 2010

Dylan Griffiths
Research area: Dynamical Systems
Supervisor: Dr. G.W. Roberts
Thesis title: Contouring algorithms with terrain mapping applications 10.01.
ftp: pdf file: griffiths.pdf.

Completed during 2009

James Charles
Research area: Pattern Recognition
Supervisor: Dr Lucy Kuncheva & Dr Ik Soo Lim
Thesis title: Image analysis of microscope slides for palynofacies studies 09.03.
ftp: pdf file: charles.pdf

Completed during 2007

Richard Lewis
Research area: Category Theory and Homotopy Theory
Supervisor: Prof T Porter
Thesis title: Stacks and formal maps of crossed modules 07.09.
ftp: pdf file: lewis.pdf.

Zoe Hoare
Research area: Pattern Recognition
Supervisor: Dr L I Kuncheva
Thesis title: Feature selection and classification of non-traditional data.
Examples from Veterinary Science. 07.04.
ftp: pdf file: hoare.pdf
Papers: 04.09, 05.14.

Completed during 2005

Gareth Evans
Research area: Computational discrete algebra
Supervisor: Dr C D Wensley
Thesis title: Noncommutative involutive bases 05.18.
ftp: pdf file: evans.pdf
Papers: 06.16. 06.14. 04.14.

Ricki Walker
Research area: Dynamical Systems
Supervisor: Dr. G.W. Roberts
Thesis title: Dynamical Analysis of Self-pulsation and Chaos in Semiconductor Laser Models (05.09).
ftp: gzipped postscript file: walker.ps.gz
Papers: 05.04.

Completed during 2004

Magnus Forrester-Barker
Research area: Higher-dimensional algebra
Supervisor: Prof. T.Porter
Thesis title: Representations of crossed modules and cat1-groups (04.05),
ftp: pdf file: forrester-barker.pdf

Genevieve Hines
Research area: Wavelets and micromagnetics
Supervisor: Dr. G.W. Roberts
Thesis title: Simulation of the micromagnetic behaviour of nanoelements by an adaptive wavelet method (04.07),
ftp: pdf file: g_hines.ps.gz
(M.Phil. Dissertation: 01.01: Numerical solution of a partial differential equation using wavelets.)

Joe Matthews
Research area: Inverse semigroups
Supervisor: Dr. M.V. Lawson
Thesis title: Topological ideas in inverse semigroup theory (04.06),
ftp: gzipped Postscript file: matthews.ps.gz

Catherine Shipp
Research area: Pattern Recognition
Supervisor: Dr L I Kuncheva
Thesis title: A Study on Diversity in Classifier Ensembles (04.13),
ftp: gzipped Postscript file: shipp.ps.gz.
email: MATHEW@walesll33odp.freeserve.co.uk

Completed during 2003

Adam Spargo
Research area: Computational Micromagnetics
Supervisor: Dr G W Roberts
Thesis title: Finite Element Analysis of Magnetization Reversal in Granular Thin Films (03.01),
ftp: pdf file: spargo.pdf

Completed during 2002

Amina Al-Zaidan
Research area: Fuzzy Modelling
Supervisor: Dr L I Kuncheva
Thesis title: Mathematical Modeling of Marine Environment Contamination using Fuzzy Set Theory (02.27)
ftp: gzipped postscript file: alzaidan.pdf
email: amina_salim@hotmail.com

Completed during 2001

Alinor Abdul Kadir
Research area: Pure Mathematics
Supervisor: Prof. T. Porter
Thesis title: Coverings, Etale coverings, Hypercoverings and Homotopy Coherence
ftp: pdf file: kadir.pdf

Tanveer Khan
Research area: Semigroups
Supervisor: Dr. M.V. Lawson
Thesis title: The relationship between the local and global structure of semigroups (00.05).
ftp: gzipped postscript file: khan.ps.gz

Emma Moore
Research area: Combinatorial discrete algebra
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown & Dr. C.D. Wensley
Thesis title: Graphs of groups: word computations and free crossed resolutions (01.02).

  • ftp:gzipped postscript file of the thesis: moore.ps.gz,
  • ftp:gzipped postscript file of the appendix xres.ps.gz -
    i.e. manual for the GAP crossed resolutions share package XRES.
email: emmajmoore@yahoo.co.uk

Completed during 2000

Helen James
Research area: Semigroups
Supervisor: Dr. M.V. Lawson
Thesis title: Applications of category theory to inverse semigroups (99.29).
ftp: gzipped postscript file: james.ps.gz

Philip Ridley
Research area: Numerical modelling
Supervisor: Prof. R.W. Chantrell & Dr. G.W. Roberts
Thesis title: Finite element simulation of the micromagnetic behaviour of nanoelements (00.22).
ftp: gzipped postscript file: ridley.ps.gz

Lisa Williams
Research area: Quantum Mechanics
Supervisor: Dr. B.L. Davies
Dissertation title: The application of Wyckoff positions in the classification of space group irreducible representations.

Completed during 1998

Anne Heyworth
Research area: Computational group theory; rewriting systems; group presentations.
Supervisors: Prof. R. Brown & Dr. C.D. Wensley
Thesis title: Applications of Rewriting Systems and Groebner Bases to Computing Kan Extensions and Identities Among Relations (99.39).
ftp: gzipped postscript file: heyworth.ps.gz
email: a.heyworth@mcs.le.ac.uk>

Peter Hines
Research area: Inverse semigroups; compact closed categories; geometry of interaction.
Supervisor: Dr. M.V. Lawson
MSc Dissertation Title: Racks and related structures in low-dimensional topology
PhD Thesis title: The algebra of self-similarity and its applications (98.37).
ftp: gzipped postscript file: hines.ps.gz
email: peter.hines@comlab.ox.ac.uk

Completed during 1997

Muhamad Fuad Abdullah
Research area: Numerical Analysis
Supervisor: Dr. L.R.T. Gardner
Dissertation title: Numerical simulation of solitary wave solutions of the Boussinesq equation.

Murat Alp
Research area: Computational group theory - particularly for crossed modules, cat1-groups and related structures.
Supervisors: Prof. R. Brown & Dr. C.D. Wensley
Thesis title: GAP, Crossed modules, Cat1-groups - applications of computational group theory (97.32).
ftp: gzipped postscript file: alp.ps.gz
email: malp@dumlupinar.edu.tr

Abdul Kadir Dogan
Research area: Numerical Analysis
Supervisor: Dr. L.R.T. Gardner
Thesis title: Petrov-Galerkin finite element methods
ftp: gzipped postscript file: dogan.ps.gz

A C McIntosh
D.Sc. Thesis title: Mathematical modelling of unsteady combustion processes within gases, fluids and solids : pressure interactions with premixed flames : ignition of fluids and solids

Ali Mutlu
Research area: Algebraic Topology and Category Theory
Address: Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Celal Bayar, Muradiye Campus 45047, Manisa, TURKEY
email: ali.mutlu@bayar.edu.tr
Supervisor: Prof. T. Porter
Thesis title: Peiffer pairings in the Moore complex of a simplicial group (97.11).
ftp: gzipped postscript file: mutlu.ps.gz

Completed during 1996

Abdullah El-Bouzedi
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: Modelling the variance function for response error in clinical assays.

Tadesse Gugssa
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: Time series models with application to fish production in the UK

Mahmoud Moh'd Nahar Helan
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Thesis title: The information content of earnings, funds flow and cash flow data: a comparison of alternative forecasting models in the UK.

Ilhan Icen
Research area: Algebraic topology
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Thesis title: A 2-dimensional version of Holonomy
ftp: gzipped postscript file: icen.ps.gz
email: iicen@inonu.edu.tr

Abdul Karim Habib Radhi
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: Time series models with applications to fish marketing in Bahrain

Hocine Yassi
Research area: Modelling
Supervisor: Dr J Cunningham & Dr L R T Gardner
Thesis title: Finite element model for the two-dimensional spread of rabies

Completed during 1995

Hamidah Ayub Research area: Operational Research
Supervisor: Dr J B Hughes
Dissertation title: Geometric programming on polynomial problems

Mosa Chaisi
Research area: Numerical Analysis
Supervisor: Dr. G W Roberts
Dissertation title: Numerical simulation of a contraction flow using the finite volume method

Nikita Z Cindi
Research area: Numerical Analysis
Supervisor: Dr. G W Roberts
Dissertation title: Solution of Reynolds lubrication equation for journal bearings using finite difference methods

Turabi Geyikli
Research area: Numerical Analysis
Supervisor: Dr. L.R.T. Gardner
Thesis title: Finite element studies of the MKdV equation.

Ann E Smith
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Thesis title: Psoriasis : concomitance with atopic dermatitis, age of onset and genetics

Completed during 1994

Idris Dag
Research area: Numerical analysis
Supervisor: Dr L R T Gardner
Thesis title: Studies of B-spline finite elements
email: idag@ogu.edu.tr

Andy Tonks
Research area: Algebraic topology and category theory
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Thesis title: Theory and applications of Crossed Complexes:
the Eilenberg-Zilber theorem and homotopy colimits.
ftp: gzipped postscript file: tonks.ps.gz
email: tonks@mat.uab.es

Zekeriya Arvasi
Address: University of Osmangazi, Department of Mathemathics, Faculty of Science & Art, 26480, Eskisehir, TURKIYE
email: zarvasi@ogu.edu.tr
Research area: Topology and category theory
Supervisor: Prof. T. Porter
Thesis title: Applications in commutative algebra of the Moore complex of a simplicial algebra

Completed during 1993

Philip Ehlers
Research area: Category theory / homotopy
Supervisor: Prof. T. Porter
Thesis title: Algebraic homotopy in simplicially enriched groupoids
ftp: pdf file: ehlers-phd.pdf

Osman Mucuk
Research area: Algebraic topology
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Dissertation title: Covering groups of non-connected topological groups and the monodromy groupoid of a topological groupoid

Completed during 1992

Nizar Miekha Shammu
Research area: Algebraic topology
Supervisor: Prof. T. Porter
Thesis title: Algebraic and categorical structure of categories of crossed modules of algebras.

Completed during 1991

Philip Ehlers
Research area: Category theory / homotopy
Supervisor: Prof. T. Porter
Dissertation title: Simplicial groupoids as models for homotopy type
ftp: pdf file: ehlers-msc.pdf

Amer Shaker Salman
Research area: Computer Graphics
Supervisor: Dr S J Abas
Thesis title: Computer graphics studies of Islamic geometrical patterns and designs.

Najah Turki Shani
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Thesis title: Multivariate analysis and survival analysis with applications to company failure.

Completed during 1990

Humoud Faiz Faiz
Research area: Computer Graphics
Supervisor: Dr S J Abas
M.Phil. Thesis title: A well-designed user interface applied to computer graphics studies of symmetry

Christine Anne Hackett
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Thesis title: Mathematical and statistical modelling of marine plankton in the vicinity of the western Irish Sea front

Abdul Aali Jasim Mohammad
Research area: Group theory
Supervisor: Dr C D Wensley
Thesis title: A study of Burnside rings of finite groups using bicategorical techniques.
email: a_j_mohammad@yahoo.com

John Shrimpton
Research area: Category theory
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Thesis title: Graphs, symmetry and categorical methods.

Completed during 1989

Fahd Ali Al-Agl
Research area: Topology and category theory
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Thesis title: Aspects of multiple categories

Wafa Abdullah Al-Khareef
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: Forecasting using univariate and multivariate times series models with applications

Ahmed Hassan Ahmed Ali
Research area: Numerical Analysis
Supervisor: Dr L R T Gardner
Dissertation title: Finite element studies of the Korteweg-de-Vries equation

Abdullah Hassan Mathi
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: Nonlinear statistical modelling with applications

Jaime Rangel-Mondragon
Research area: Computer Graphics
Supervisor: Dr S J Abas
Thesis title: Computational studies on tilings and patterns

Hocine Yassi
Research area: Modelling
Supervisor: Dr J Cunningham
Dissertation title: A numerical model for the two-dimensional spread of rabies

Completed during 1988

Abdul-Hameed Al-Beldawi
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Thesis title: Modelling travel patterns and attitudes towards intercity transportation systems for a developing country using multivariate techniques.

Mohamed El-Saeed Abbdel-Fattah Aof
Research area: Algebraic topology
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Thesis title: Topological aspects of holonomy groupoids

Lahza, Fareed Mohammed
Research area: Computer Graphics
Supervisor: Dr S J Abas
Dissertation title: Computer graphics studies of Islamic designs

John Shrimpton
Research area: Category theory
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Dissertation title: Cartesian closed categories of directed graphs

Completed during 1987

Fahd Ali Al-Agl
Research area: Topology and category theory
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Dissertation title: Some gluing theorems for homotopy equivalences

Aref Adnan Haddad
Research area: Computer Graphics
Supervisor: Dr S J Abas
Dissertation title: Computer graphics studies of frieze groups

Hamed Ali Harasani
Research area: Topology and category theory
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Thesis title: Topos theoretic methods in General Topology

Salim Ali Mhmoed Hasia
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: Generalised linear models

Akiel Hashem Hossien
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: Univariate Box-Jenkins ARIMA methodology with applications to livestock production.

Ahlam Kanawati Haddad
Research area: Numerical Analysis
Supervisor: Dr J Cunningham & Dr L R T Gardner
Dissertation title: A study of the spread of rabies using a finite element method

Kahmi Joseph Korkes
Research area: Group theory
Supervisor: Prof. T. Porter
Thesis title: Combinatorial group theory of profinite groups.

Myfyr Madoc-Jones
Research area: Group Theory
Supervisor: I. Morris
Dissertation title: The umbral calculus

Ghafar Huseen Mosa
Research area: Algebraic topology
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Thesis title: Higher dimensional algebroids and crossed complexes
Link to thesis: via R.Brown's web pages: (87.01)

Completed during 1986

Mohamad Talack Al-Shamary
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: Time series models with applications to animal production

Mansour, Mukaram Yousif.
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: An application of non linear growth models to tree volume data

Hashim Abdulwahad Shaoul
Research area: Numerical analysis
Supervisor: Dr J Cunningham
Dissertation title: A mathematical model for the spatial spread and control of rabies

Said Zeki Tofeek
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: An application of statistical techniques in modelling labour market disequilibrium

Completed during 1985

Meirwen Jenkins
Research area: Operations research
Supervisor: Dr J B Hughes
Thesis title: Statistical treatment for predicting failure probabilities of components in electricity generating stations.

Completed during 1984

Sudad Shahab Ali
Research area: Agriculture
Supervisor: Dr D Wright & Dr J Y Kassab
Dissertation title: Multifactorial experimentation on spring barley

Graham Ellis
Research area: Algebraic topology
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Thesis title: Crossed modules and their higher dimensional analogues
email: graham.ellis@nuigalway.ie

Brian George Williamson
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Thesis title: Estimation of genetic parameters in a commercial pig breeding population

Completed during 1983

David Jones
Research area: Algebraic topology
Supervisor: Prof. R. Brown
Thesis title: Poly T-complexes

Konstadinos G Matis
Research area: Forestry
Supervisor: Dr J C Hetherington & Dr J Y Kassab
Thesis title: Sampling with partial replacement using point sampling -- a simulation study

Completed during 1980

Aziz Majeed M Taibah
Research area: Statistics
Supervisor: Dr J Y Kassab
Thesis title: Moments of estimators of parameters of autoregressive models in time series

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