|17 Oct 2023
OC Emilia Gibson (18) has recently been awarded a first class honours degree in mathematics.
Emilia completed a four year integrated Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London (MSci) where she achieved an overall total of 85.7% paving the way for her to be awarded to the Dean's List in her third year, which is only awarded to the top 10% of students in each cohort!
Even more impressively Emilia spent her third year at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) where she was taught fully in Spanish.
The focus of Emilia's Master’s project was learning random dynamical systems from a numerical perspective. Her attention was first drawn to dynamical systems during the first year of her degree, which included a (remote) research project into the modelling of infectious diseases, whilst the country was in its first lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this time Emilia decided that she wanted her future career to use mathematics for research in healthcare and medicine. She was talented enough to be selected in 2022 for a summer research internship at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Biostatistics Unit at the University of Cambridge. Here she helped to further develop existing mathematical methods used in computational statistics.
More recently, Emila's had even more success, having been awarded a fully funded position as a PhD student at the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics of Random Systems at Imperial College London, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC). Since September, she has been working towards her goal of further developing the theory of random dynamical systems (RDS) and exploring its possible applications to healthcare and biomedicine.
In her spare time, Emilia has continued to enjoy playing hockey, having been a keen hockey player at Churcher's (she was part of the 1st XI squad in sixth form). Throughout university she played regularly at Imperial, in Madrid, and also for two London clubs.
More information on Emilia's work can be found at the following links:
We would like to wish Emilia every success as she continues her studies!
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