I am a Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds, and an MRC fellow, being the PI for the MRC funded project
In this project, my aim is to develop new stochastic models (and new mathematical tools for analysing them) regarding the spread of bacteria in hospital settings. My hope is to identify the most probable routes of bacterial spread in these settings, and to identify the most effective control strategies that can be applied, by using hospital data and Bayesian statistical techniques for parameter estimation.
Some information about myself: I finished my graduate studies in Mathematics at the University of Alicante, Spain, in 2009. From 2009 to 2013 I held a highly competitive FPI research fellowship from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spanish Government) in the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. I was awarded, in July 2013, a PhD degree in Mathematics, with the first-class qualification of Pass Cum Laude, by the Complutense University of Madrid, under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Gómez-Corral.
Until September 2016, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Mathematical Biology and Medicine Group at the University of Leeds, as part of the
project "Vascular Receptor-Ligand Programming: Stochastic Modeling of Cellular Fate", funded by The Leverhulme Trust. I am also involved in activities related to the project
"Stochastic Models of the Adaptative Immune System". Leaders of these
projects are Prof Carmen Molina-París, Dr Grant Lythe and Dr Sreenivasan Ponnambalam.
I am a member of the Stochastic Modelling Group as well, and participate in the research activities of the project "Stochastic Modeling of Epidemics and Populations", funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain and led by Dr. Antonio Gómez-Corral, where I develop stochastic processes in Epidemiology and Population Dynamics.