I am a member of the 2020 Science programme for the Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Natural Systems. I have been working with the Computational Ecology & Environmental Science group at Microsoft Research Cambridge on Ecosystem Modelling. Prior to this I completed my PhD in Applied Mathematics at Oxford (2012) under the supervision of Jon Chapman. My formal education is in Mathematics as well as Industrial Engineering, which I studied at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, my hometown.
My research interests lie in the stochastic modelling of interacting particle systems, with applications for explaining how individual-level mechanisms give rise to population-level behaviour in biology and ecology. In particular, my work focuses on deriving the continuum (or population-level) description of the system from the discrete (or particle-level) model using systematic methods of applied mathematics. The aim is to obtain practical reduced descriptions, based on partial differential equations, which capture the key attributes at the particle-level (such as the interactions between individuals) and can be used to predict the spatio-temporal evolution of the system.