Imperial College London

ProfessorColinCotter

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Professor of Computational Mathematics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3468colin.cotter

 
 
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Location

 

755Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Overview

My general interests are in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing.
Some specific interests are:

  • Compatible finite element methods for atmosphere and ocean simulation [includes my contributions to the design of the Met Office next generation atmosphere model]
  • High performance (non)linear iterative solvers for continuum mechanics
  • Finite element methods and data science tools for geoscientific modelling
  • Time-parallel algorithms for weather and climate
  • Numerical methods for diffeomorphic shape registration
  • Data assimilation and stochastic filtering
  • Geometric integrators
  • Moving mesh adaptivity
  • Phase averaging and balanced dynamics in highly oscillatory systems
  • Variational and Hamiltonian PDEs and SPDEs

I wrote a book with Sebastian Reich, entitled "Probabilistic Forecasting and Bayesian Data Assimliation".

Current Team Members

Research Associates:


  • Hiroe Yamasaki (funded by EPSRC)

PhD students:


  • Karina Kowalczyk (funded by EPSRC Roth studentship)
  • Thomas Gregory (funded by EPSRC MPECDT, joint-supervised by David Ham)
  • Reuben Nixon-Hill (funded by SSCP DTP, joint-supervised by David Ham)
  • Sophia Vorderwuelbecke (funded by Roth studentship, joint-supervised by David Ham)

Previous team members


  • Werner Bauer was my PDRA from November 2019 until January 2022, and is now a lecturer at the University of Kingston.
  • Mariana Clare (funded by EPSRC MPECDT, lead supervisor is Matthew Piggott) passed her PhD viva on 14th January 2022.
  • Golo Wimmer (funded by EPSRC MPECDT, joint-supervised by Werner Bauer) passed his viva on 29th October 2020.
  • Andreas Bock (funded by Roth Studentship), passed his PhD viva on 30th April 2020.
  • Thomas Bendall (funded by EPSRC MPECDT), passed his PhD viva on 19th December 2019.
  • Jack Betteridge (funded by EPSRC) was my PDRA from October 2019 to April 2020, and has now works with Dr David Ham, still at Imperial College London.
  • Thomas Gibson (funded by EPSRC MPECDT, joint-supervised by David Ham) passed his PhD viva on 5th September 2019.
  • Jemma Shipton was my PDRA from 2010 until August 2019, and is now a lecturer at the University of Exeter.
  • Alastair Gregory (funded by the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP) passed his viva on 26th March 2018.
  • Andrea Natale (funded by Roth Studentship) passed his viva on 22nd August 2017.
  • Andrew McRae (jointly supervised with Dr David Ham, funded by Grantham Institute for Climate Change) passed his PhD viva on 27th November 2015.
  • Bastien Jordi (jointly supervised with Spencer Sherwin, funded by Marie Curie ANADE programme) passed his PhD viva on 7th October 2015.
  • Abeed Visram (funded by EPSRC CASE award with UK Met Office) passed his PhD viva on 18th July 2014.
  • Flora MacTavish (funded by Grantham Institute for Climate Change) passed her PhD viva on 19th December 2012.
  • Allan Clark (funded by Aeronautics department Doctoral Training Grant) passed his PhD viva on 9th September 2011.