Dr Anotida Madzvamuse
|Post:||Reader in Mathematics (Mathematics)|
|Location:||Pevensey 3 5c15|
|International:||+44 1273 873529|
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Reader in Mathematics, University of Sussex (2013 - present)
Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex (2011 - 2013)
Lecturer, University of Sussex, UK (2006 - 2011)
Assistant Professor, Auburn University, AL, USA (2003 - 2006)
Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Oxford, UK (2000 - 2003)
DPhil, University of Oxford, UK (1997 - 2000)
MSc, University of Oxford, UK (1996 - 1997)
Assistant Lecturer, National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (1996)
Actuarial Trainee, First Mutual Assurance Company, Harare, Zimbabwe (1995 - 1996)
BSc Hons, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe (1994)
BSc Mathematics and Education, Zimbabwe/Cuba (1991)
Department of Mathematics and the School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences:
- Mathematics Chair Representative on the School Teaching and Learning Committee
- Chair of the Mathematics Teaching and Learning Committee
- Convenor of BSc and MMATHS programmes
- Oversee MSc, MMATHS and BSc Course Convernors
- Oversee MSc teaching/curriculum matters
- Leader of the Mathematics Portfolio Review Exercise
- Academic Advisor
- Environment and Health Advisory Group Board Member
Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
- The London Mathematical Society awarded Madzvamuse a two year Mentoring African Research in Mathematics in partnership with the University of Nairobi, Kenya from 2011-2012.
The Masamu Programme (Sub-Saharan Africa)
- Madzvamuse is one of the founding members of The Masamu Programme, a tri-collaborative effort between Auburn University, the Southen Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) and the University of Sussex. The programme consists of annual Advanced Study Institute in Mathematical Series. This series will consist of two advanced study institutes over a period of two years for UK, US and African advanced graduate students and early career/junior faculty (no more than five years at the level of lecturer/assistant professor), with the goal of building and strengthening the human infrastructure in the mathematical sciences higher education and research training in UK, US and Southern Africa. The first annual Masamu programme to take place in Livingstone, Zambia (December 1 - 14, 2011) is supported financially by the British Council through its UK-US New Partnership Fund as part of the Strategic Alliances and Partnerships strand of the Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education 2 (PMI2) and the National Science Foundation.
Community and Business
Madzvamuse has links with the following:
- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
- Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM), University of Nairobi, Kenya (funded by the London Mathematical Society)
- The Masamu Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa (funded by the British Council and National Science Foundation)
My research lies in the areas of modelling and numerical analysis of spatial pattern formation on growing domains and evolving surfaces and curved boundaries and their wider applications to the Life Sciences. His research focuses on the interface between mathematics and its applications to biological and bio-medical problems. Broadly speaking my research falls into the following fields:
- Applied Mathematics
- Computational Biology
- Mathematical Biology
- Cell Motility (in particular cell migration)
- Bio-medical Fluid Dynamics (work in collaboration with surgeon Dr Abdullah Jibawi, Brigton and Sussex Medical Hospitals, Sussex).
- Transport mechanisms for Dynein: From the cell membrane to the nucleus (work in collaboration wth biochemists: Dr. Majid Hafezparasat and Dr. Caroline Garrett, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex).
- Modelling of neutrophils in vivo (work in collaboration with Dr. Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro, Biomedical Engineeing, School of Engineering and Design).
Within these fields, the following research topics are of interest:
- Biological pattern formation in Developmental Biology
- Bifurcation theory for partial differential equations on growing domains and evolving surfaces
- Multiscale modellling of arterial atherosclerotic plaques
- Moving grid finite element methods for partial differential equations on fixed and continuously evolving domains
- Surface finite elements for evolving surfaces and curved boundaries
- Projected surface finite elements for evolving surfaces
- Radially projected finite elements for evolving surfaces
- Multiscale modelling of cell movement and deformation in Cell Motility
- Transport mechanisms for Dynein
- Cell motility - cell membrane movement and deformation
- Three-dimensional modelling of neutrophils in vivo
- Mathematical modelling of Fluorescence Imaging Microscopy
- Madzvamuse, A., and Styles, V.A. Modelling, analysis and simulation of spatial patterning on evolving surfaces. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). £496,463.20: 1 June 2012 - 31 May 2015.
- Madzvamuse, A. Strengthening the UK, US and Southern African human infrastructure in Mathematical Sciences. British Council through its UK-US New Partnership Fund (PMI2). £20,000: 1 April 2011 - 30 March 2012.
- Li, D., and Madzvamuse, A. Junior Research Fellowship. University of Sussex. £1,800: 23 June - 23 August 2012.
- Madzvamuse, A., and Hafezparast, M. PhD Doctoral Training Assistantship. University of Sussex. £60,627: 20 September 2012 - 20 March 2016.
- Madzvamuse, A. PhD Doctoral Training Assistantship. The Medical Research Council and the University of Sussex. £60,627: 1 October 2011 - 31 March 2015.
- Madzvamuse, A. Mentoring African Research in Mathematics. London Mathematical Society (LMS). £10,000: 1 January 2011 - 31 December 2012.
- Madzvamuse, A. and Hafezparast, M. Junior Research Fellowship. University of Sussex: £1,800: 01 July - 17 August 2011.
- Jenda, O.M., Abebe A., Madzvamuse, A. et al., Africa Advanced Study Institute in Mathematical Sciences 2011. National Science Foundation. $200,000: 1 January 2011 - 31 December 2011.
- Madzvamuse, A. International Travel Grant. British Council. £1,500: 12 - 20 July 2010.
- Madzvamuse, A. International Conference Travel Grant. LMS. £800: 19 May - 31 August 2010.
- Madzvamuse, A. and Maini, P.K. Mathematical modelling, analysis and simulation of spatial patterning. EPSRC. £16,667: 17 August - 16 October 2009.
- Madzvamuse, A. and Maini, P.K. Mathematical modelling, analysis and simulation of spatial patterning. LMS. £1,200: 17 August - 16 October 2009.
- Madzvamuse, A. Mathematical modelling of cell membrane deformation. The Royal Society. £4,000: 24 October - 24 November 2009.
- Madzvamuse, A. International Conference Travel Grant. The Royal Society. £905: 1 July - 31 August 2008.
- Jenda, O.M., Abebe, A., Madzvamuse, A. et al., GK-12 Fellowship. National Science Foundation. $2,000,000: 1 February 2006 - 30 September 2009.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow:
- Dr. Chandrasekhar Venkataraman: EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Modelling, analysis and simulation of spatial patterning on evolving surfaces. 1st November 2012 - 31 May 2015. Co-advised with Dr Vanessa Styles.
Past DPhil Students:
- Dr. Chandrasekhar Venkataraman (a former Post-doc under Professor Charles M. Elliott at the University of Warwick, Conventry, UK)
- Dr. Uduak E. George (now a Post-doc at University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Current DPhil Students:
- Konstantinos Blazakis
- Andy Chung
- Laurie Crossley
- Hussaini Salihu Ndakwo
Junior Research Fellows:
- Charles Morrison. Project Title: Conquering Major Bottlenecks in Fluorescence Imaging Microscopy with Simple and Low-Cost Mathematical Techniques. 23rd June - 23th August 2012. Co-superviser: Dr. D. Li. Lecturer in Bio-medical Engineering, University of Sussex. Supported by a £1,800 Junior Research Fellowship.
- Laurie Crossley. Project Title: From the cell membraine to the nucleus: Unearthing transport mechanisms for Dynein. 3rd July - 16th August 2011. Co-supervisor: Dr. M. Hafezparast. Reader in Biochemistry, University of Sussex. Supported by a £1,800 Junior Research Fellowship.
- Miss Camille Marchet (University of Lyon 1, France). Project Title: Three dimensional mathematical modelling of neutrophils in vivo. Co-Supervisor: Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro, Biomedical Engineeing, School of Engineering and Design. 13th May - 16th August, 2012.
Former MSc Students and Thesis Dissertations
- Saidin H. A. Lasit: 2009-2010. Project Title: Reaction-diffusion systems on evolving surfaces
- Maureen Siew Fang Chong: 2008-2009. Project Title: A study of the stability of the mathematical model of Hepatitis C virus infection.
- Rodrigue Kammogne: 2006-2007 (now a D.Phil student at the University of Birmingham, UK). Project Title: IMEX finite difference schemes for Black-Scholes PDE applied the European Option.
- Neil McTaggart: 2006-2007. Project Title: Implicit-Explicit Finite Difference Schemes for Black-Scholes Partial Differential Equation Applied to the European Option.
Aneesh Hariharan: 2004-2005: (now a PhD student at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA)
Former BSc/MMaths Students and Project Dissertations
- Benjamin J. McCann: 2007-2008: Project Title: Mathematical modelling of T-cell dynamics in the presence of HIV infection (co-supervised with Dr. I. Kiss).
- James Hannam: 2007-2008: Project Title: Mathematical Modelling of multi-strain dynamics (co-supervised with Dr. I. Kiss).
- Matthew Traylor: 2007-2008: Project Title: Numerical approximations of reaction-diffusion systems on one-dimensional growing domains.
Recent Research visits:
- Isaac Newton Institute, University of Cambridge: 17 - 26 June 2012.
- University of Cape Town, South Africa: 21 April - 2 May 2012.
- University of Botswana and Botswana College of Agriculture, Botswana: 26 - 29 April 2012
- University of Auburn, Alabama, USA: Twice annually for total period of 4 weeks.
- University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: 27 February - 04 March 2012.
- University of Grenoble, France: 24 October - 24 November 2009.
- University of Lyon 1, Lyon, France: 11 - 16 November 2009.
- University of Bogazici, Instabul, Turkey: 25 June - 16 August 2009.
- University of Nairobi, Kenya: 10 - 23 January 2011.
- Chubu University, Nagoya, Japan: 01-31 October 2002.
2012 - 2013
- Financial Computing with Matlab (854G1)
- Numerical Analysis I (G5084)
2006 - 2012
- Computing with Matlab (G5084)
- Computing with Matlab (G5100)
- Financial Computing with Matlab (854G1)
2007 - 2011
- Introduction to Mathematical Biology (G5106)
2006 - 2007
- Advanced Differential Equations (G1156)
- Mondays: 11-12:00 hrs
- Pevensey III, 5C11
- Monday: 14-15:00 hrs
- Thursday: 14-15:00 hrs
- Pevensey III, 5C15
Venkataraman, C, Lakkis, O and Madzvamuse, A (2013) Adaptive finite elements for semilinear reaction-diffusion systems on growing domains. In: Numerical mathematics and advanced applications 2011: proceedings of ENUMATH 2011. Springer, Berlin, pp. 71-82. ISBN 9783642331336
Gilmore , Stephen J, Vaughan, Benjamin L, Madzvamuse, Anotida and Maini, Phlip K (2012) A mechanochemical model of striae distensae. Mathematical Biosciences, 240 (2). pp. 141-147. ISSN 1879-3134
Hetzer, Georg, Madzvamuse, Anotida and Shen, Wenxian (2012) Characterization of Turing diffusion-driven instability on evolving domains. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series A, 32 (11). pp. 3975-4000. ISSN 1078-0947
Crossley, Laurie, Garrett, Caroline A, Hafezparast, Majid and Madzvamuse, Anotida (2012) From the cell membrane to the nucleus: unearthing transport mechanisms for Dynein. Bulletin of mathematical biology, 74 (9). pp. 2032-2061. ISSN 1522-9602
Venkataraman, C, Lakkis, O and Madzvamuse, A (2012) Global existence for semilinear reaction-diffusion systems on evolving domains. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 64 (1-2). pp. 41-67. ISSN 0303-6812
George, Uduak Z, Stéphanou, Angélique and Madzvamuse, Anotida (2012) Mathematical modelling and numerical simulations of actin dynamics in the eukaryotic cell. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 66 (3). pp. 547-593. ISSN 0303-6812 (In Press)
Barreira, R, Elliott, C M and Madzvamuse, A (2011) The surface finite element method for pattern formation on evolving biological surfaces. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 63 (6). pp. 1095-1119. ISSN 0303-6812
Venkataraman, Chandrasekhar, Sekimura, Toshio, Gaffney, Eamonn A, Maini, Philip K and Madzvamuse, Anotida (2011) Modeling parr-mark pattern formation during the early development of Amago trout. Physical Review E (PRE), 84 (4). 041923. ISSN 1539-3755
Madzvamuse, Anotida, Gaffney, Eamonn A and Maini, Philip K (2010) Stability analysis of non-autonomous reaction-diffusion systems: The effects of growing domains. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 61 (1). pp. 133-164. ISSN 0303-6812
Mackenzie, J A and Madzvamuse, A (2009) Analysis of stability and convergence of finite-difference methods for a reaction-diffusion problem on a one-dimensional growing domain. IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, 31 (1). pp. 212-232.
Madzvamuse, Anotida (2006) Time-stepping schemes for moving grid finite elements applied to reaction-diffusion systems on fixed and growing domains. Journal of Computational Physics, 214 (1). 239 - 263. ISSN 0021-9991