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Dr Anthony O'Hare

I am a physicist by background with an interest in behaviour of many-body interacting systems which typically display a rich phase diagram. My research to date focuses on topological defects in graphene sheets, modelling the spread og bovine TB in the UK, incorporating genomic data into disease transmission models and inferring model parameters from [partially] observed outbreaks.

I am interested in the mathematical and computational techniques used to model these dynamic systems, such as ABC, Monte Carlo methods (MCMC, Dynamic Monte Carlo, Particle Filter Mondate Carlo, Hidden Markov Models) and have created an open source framework for using some of these techniques (Broadwick).

Currently, I am applying game theoretic techniques to model food production at an ecosystem level.

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Research Interests

Evolutionary game theory approaches to modelling dynamical complex systems

Simulation and analysis of complex many-body interacting systems

Incorporating genomic data into epidemiological models

Mathematical Epidemiology

Funded Projects

2013-2014 (CoI): Introduction to mathematical modelling for the environmental and biological sciences. (NERC)

2014-2015 (CoI): Introduction to mathematical modelling for the environmental and biological sciences. (NERC)

2015-2016 (PI): Introduction to mathematical modelling for the environmental and biological sciences. (NERC)

Selected Publications

Enright, J.A. O'Hare, A. Reconstructing disease transmission dynamics from animal movements and test data. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess (2016). doi:10.1007/s00477-016-1354-z

O'Hare, A., Lycett, S., Doherty, T., Salvador, L., and Kao, R. (2016) Broadwick: a framework for computational epidemiology. BMC Bioinformatics, 17, 65. (doi:10.1186/s12859-016-0903-2)

A O'Hare 2015. Inference in a High Dimensional Parameter Space. Journal of Computational Biology. November 2015, 22(11): 997-1004. doi:10.1089/cmb.2015.0086

A O'Hare, RJ Orton, PR Bessell, RR Kao. 2014. Estimating epidemiological parameters for bovine tuberculosis in British cattle using a Bayesian partial-likelihood approach. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281 (1783) 20140248

A O'Hare, FV Kusmartsev, KI Kugel, 2012. A Stable 'Flat' Form of Two-Dimensional Crystals: Could Graphene, Silicene, Germanene Be Minigap Semiconductors?. Nano Lett., 2012, 12 (2), pp 1045-1052.

R Biek, A O'Hare, D Wright, T Mallon, C McCormick, R J Orton, S McDowell, H Trewby, RA Skuce, RR Kao, 2012. Whole genome sequencing reveals local transmission patterns of Mycobacterium bovis in sympatric cattle and badger populations. PLoS pathogens 8 (11) e1003008.

PR Bessell, RJ Orton, A O'Hare, DJ Mellor, D Logue, RR Kao 2013, Developing a framework for risk-based surveillance of tuberculosis in cattle: a case study of its application in Scotland. Epidemiology and Infection 10.1017/S0950268812000635

A O'Hare, FV Kusmartsev, MS Laad, KI Kugel. 2006, Evidence of superstructures at low temperatures in frustrated spin systems. Physica C: Superconductivity 437 230-233

A O'Hare, FV Kusmartsev, KI Kugel 2007. Two-dimensional Ising model with competing interactions and its application to clusters and arrays of π-rings and adiabatic quantum computing Physical Review B 76 (6) 064528

Education and Employment

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MATU9M1 - Mathematics I (Calculus I, Linear Algebra) (Autumn 2015,2016,2017).
MATU9M2 - Mathematics II : (Calculus II, Probability) (Autumn 2014).
MATU9D1 - Discrete Structures (Autumn 2013).
MATU9D2 - Practical Statistics (Spring 2014,2015,2016,2017).
MATU9RP - Research Portfolio (2014-15)
MATU9J8 - Research Project (Spring 2013-2017)
GEOU4HP - Our Hungry Planet (Spring 2015,2016,2017)

Other details

Can Animals Do Maths? Public lecture 17/4/2014.

Zero: The history of an unappreciated number Public lecture 31/3/2016.


Contact me at F13 Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling 01786 467885