Industrially Focussed Mathematial Modelling CDT
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
I am a mathematical modeller interested in population dynamics, and in particular, epidemiology. My DPhil project is concerned with formulating mathematical models to describe and forecast both the spread of diseases throughout a population, and the evolution of disease severity wihin an individual. My previous work includes modelling the roasting of coffee beans for my InFoMM Mini Project, and the popularity of viral videos using an epidemic model for my Masters thesis.
MT 2018: Supplementary Applied Mathematics (MMSC) TA
HT 2018: Nonlinear Systems (Part B) TA
Major / recent publications:
R. Sachak-Patwa, N.T. Fadai, and R.A. Van Gorder. "Understanding viral video dynamics through an epidemic modelling approach." Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 502 (2018): 416-425.
R. Sachak-Patwa, N.T. Fadai, and R.A. Van Gorder. “Modelling multi-group dynamics of related viral videos with delay differential equation”. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 521 (2019): 197-217.
R. Sachak-Patwa, N.T. Fadai, and R.A. Van Gorder. “A Homogenisation Approach for the Roasting of a Collective of Coffee Beans”. Accepted in SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics on 14/06/19.