# Titles of past theses

## In 'postgraduates'

Back to 'School of Mathematics'Below is a list of PhD theses submitted by the students of the School of Mathematics.

## Thesis library

## 2011

Name | Degree | Title |
---|---|---|

Abo-Zaid Ghada | PhD Statistics | Individual patient data meta-analaysis of prognostic factor studies |

Bassi Rachan | PhD Applied Mathematics | Absolute instability in curved liquid jets |

Che Dzul Kifli Syahida | PhD Pure Mathematics | Chaotic dynamical systems |

Keen Philip | PhD Pure Mathematics | Independent sets in some classical groups of dimension three |

Morris Thomas | PhD Pure Mathematics | Nilpotent injectors in finite groups |

Schlueter Martin | PhD Management Maths | Nonlinear mixed integer based optimization technique for space applications |

Wang Gehao | PhD Pure Mathematics | Genus zero systems for primitive groups of affine type |

## 2010

Name | Degree | Title |
---|---|---|

Abuelela Waleed | PhD Pure Mathematics | Hardy-type inequalities for non-convex domains |

Ghatei Davoud | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics | The Octonions |

Harrison Samuel | PhD Pure Mathematics | Control of oscillatory convolution operators via maximal functions in weighted L2 inequalities |

Henke Ellen | PhD Pure Mathematics | Minimal fusion systems |

Hodgskiss Joseph | PhD Management Maths | Optimisation models and algorithms for multicast message routing and power control in wireless multihop networks |

McInroy Justin | PhD Pure Mathematics | A family of biaffine geometries and their resulting amalgams |

Mycroft Richard | PhD Pure Mathematics | The regularity method in directed graphs and hypergraphs |

Tam Kin | PhD Management Maths | Optimising and approximating eigenvectors in max-algebra |

Wong Tin Lok | PhD Pure Mathematics | Initial segments and end extensions of models of arithmetic |

## 2009

Name | Degree | Title |
---|---|---|

Astill Sarah | PhD Mathematics | Odd characterisations of almost simple groups: 3-local and character theoretic methods |

Atapattu Arachchille Chamila | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics | Universal completions of cyclic amalgams of the same type |

Cooley Oliver | PhD Pure Mathematics | Embedding problems for graphs and hypergraphs |

Curtiss Geoffrey | PhD Mathematics | Non-linear,non-spherical bubble dynamics near a a two fluid interface |

Farah Ali | MPhil(B) Applied Maths | Generalized and quadratic eigenvalue problems with Hermitian matrices |

Ghufran Syed | MPhil(B) Applied Maths | The computation of matrix functions in particular, the matrix exponential |

Gurney Christopher | PhD Applied Mathematics | The stability and control of curved liquid jet break-up |

Hussain Zahir | PhD Applied Mathematics | Stability and transition of three-dimensional rotating boundary layers |

Iqbal Raja | MPhil(B) Applied Maths | Computation of the nodes and weights for gaussian quadratur rule by using Jacobi's method |

Kelly Luke | PhD Pure Mathematics | On cycles in directed graphs |

Lu I-Chen | MPhil(B) Management Maths | Robust portfolio optimization |

Naegele Philipp | PhD Management Maths | An infeasible-path-following algorithm for nonlinear multiobjective optimisation problems |

Ogilvy Iver | PhD Mathematics | Fluid dynamics of underwater explosions |

Semeraro Jason | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics | ZJ - type theorems for fusion systems |

Sosa Paz Carlos | PhD Mathematics | Numerical optimisation methods for power consumption in multi-hop mobiles phones networks |

Sprittles James | PhD Applied Mathematics | Dynamic wetting / dewetting processes in complex liquid-solid systems |

Tong Viet Hung | PhD Pure Mathematics | Rank 3 permutation characters and maximal subgroups |

Tsonev Dragomir | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics | Simple lie algebras and their classifications |

## 2007-2008

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Al Dhafeeri, S | Characters of multiply transistive groups | PhD Mathematics |

Aminu, A | Max-algebraic linear systems and programs | PhD Mathematics |

Badger, M | Braid orbits on primitive permutation groups of degree 8 and 16 | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics |

Bailey, A | Almost everywhere convergence of dyadic partial sums of Fourier series for almost periodic functions | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics |

Borio Penaloza, S | Algebra in non standard models | PhD Mathematics |

Boston, E | Effects of incorporating toxic constraints to predictions of optimal chemotherapy scheduling | PhD Applied Mathematics |

Cerval-Pena, ER | Automated formative computer-aided assessment with ordinary differential equations | MPhil(B) Math Education |

Culverhouse, N | The hydrodynamic stability of crossflow vortices in Bodewadt boundary layer | PhD Applied Mathematics |

Dokka, TVS | Reachability of a steady state | MPhil(B) Management Mathematics |

Fairbairn, B | On the symmetric generation of finite groups | PhD Pure Mathematics |

Fallatah, A | Coxeter groups | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics |

Fellows, JM | Some novel exactly soluble potentials related to the harmonic and isotonic oscillators | MPhil(B) Applied Mathematics |

Li, S | Rank reversal properties of multicriteria decision making models | MPhil(B) Management Mathematics |

Mohsin, M | Kuzmak's method for the two-dimensional navier-stokes equations | MPhil(B) Mathematics |

Monro, HC | The incorporation of non-linear tumour growth models within the simulation of chemotherapy protocol scheduling | PhD Mathematics |

Montenegro Villota, A | Usability of websites | MPhil(B) Management Mathematics |

Wakeley, P | Optimisation and properties of gamete transport | PhD Applied Mathematics |

Wang, G | Elementary number theory, group theory and graph X^{p,q} | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics |

## 2006-2007

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Andrews, J | Long slender solid oxide fuel cells | PhD Mathematics |

Chan, E | Testing constancy of regression quantiles using generalised sign test | PhD Mathematics |

Collings, T | Acoustic cavitation in sonochemistry | PhD Applied Mathematics |

Dhanoa, H | Flexural - Gravity waves and second harmonic waves | MPhil(B) Applied Mathematics |

Grammatika, M | Transport phenomena associated with complex fluid in microfluidics | MPhil(B) Mathematics |

Lin, L | Centrifugal instability of wake dominated curved compressible mixed layers | PhD Mathematics |

Marshall, A | Construction of prognostic models in the presence of missing covariate data | PhD Mathematics |

Morris, TBS | Topics in Group Theory | MPhil(B) Mathematics |

Shuib, A | The multi-level and threshold-based heuristics for the vehicle routing problem with time windows | PhD Mathematics |

Uddin, J | An investigation into methods to control breakup and droplet formation in single and compound liquid jets | PhD Mathematics |

Young, A | Studies in algebraic combinatorics | PhD Pure Mathematics |

## 2005-2006

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Allsup, J | On groups and initial segments in nonstandard models of Peano arithmetic | PhD Mathematics |

Brown, S | Dynamics of oscillating bubbles | PhD Mathematics |

Cao, J | Histogram estimation of hazard rate function | MPhil(B) Mathematics |

Clelland, M | Towards a classification of saturated fusion systems over a Sylow p-subgroup of SL3 (pn) | PhD Mathematics |

Cox, BJ | New models for multilateral mode semiconductor lasers | PhD Applied Mathematics |

Fenlon, J | Stochastic modelling of functional response data | PhD Mathematics |

Fowler, R | Spherical nilpotent orbits in positive characteristic | PhD Pure Mathematics |

Fowler, R | A 3-local characterization of the Thompson sporadic simple group | PhD Pure Mathematics |

Lewis, S | On the best principal submatrix problem | PhD Management Mathematics |

Parker, T | Sarkovskii's theorem and chaotic dynamical systems | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics |

Partridge, L | An experimental and theoretical investigation into the break-up of curved liquid jets in the prilling process | PhD Applied Mathematics |

van Gans, M | Topics in trivalent graphs | PhD Mathematics |

Whyte, S | Symmetric generation: Permutation images and irreducible monomial representations | PhD Mathematics |

Yu, XZ | Variable neighbourhood search for portfolio optimization | PhD Mathematics |

## 2003-2005

**2004-2005**

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Al-Roqi, AM | Finite soluble groups generated by a conjugacy class and their fitting height | PhD Mathematics |

Baffa, AB | Mathematical investigation of the planar-flow spin casting process | PhD Applied Mathematics |

Barraclough, RW | Some calculations related to the Monster Group | PhD Mathematics |

Bate, ME | The number of homomorphisms from finite groups to classical groups | PhD Mathematics |

Gomez Cano, MC | Computational Methods for simple Amalgams applied to (Sym (3), Sym (5)) Amalgams | PhD Mathematics |

Haynes, L | Monotonizations of Countable Paracompactness | PhD Mathematics |

Maflahi, Nl | Theory of explosions and detonations for a three-step chain-branching chemistry model | PhD Mathematics |

Ndam, J | Fluid Mechanics Associated with a Detached Retina | MPhil(B) Applied Mathematics |

Nickerson, SJ | An atlas of characteristic zero representations | PhD Mathematics |

Shaw, AJ | Coalescence of two liquid volumes | PhD Mathematics |

Smith, DJ | Modelling muco-ciliary transport in the lung | PhD Applied Mathematics |

Yao, J | Chaos-based digital communication systems: Evaluation and optimization | PhD Mathematics |

**2003-2004**

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Al-Khedhairi, A | A vertex p-centre problem: heuristics and exact algorithms | PhD Mathematics |

Allen, DJ | The boundary element method and its application to ocular fluid flow | PhD Mathematics |

Bradley, JD | Symmetric presentations of two sporadic groups | PhD Mathematics |

Goodwin, SM | Relative springer isomorphisms and the conjugacy classes in slow p-subgroups of chevalley groups | PhD Mathematics |

Hiller, L | Evaluation of the statistical validation of questionnaires for use as outcome measures in clinical trials | PhD Mathematics |

Im, MS | Nonstandard approach to Hausdorff measure theory and an analysis of some sets of dimension less than 1 | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics |

Kirk, SP | Pressure singularities within surface tension driven flows | PhD Mathematics |

Reyes-Montiel, C | Combining Ant System heuristics and exact methods for the problem of room allocation and university course timetabling | MPhil (Research) Mathematics |

Sanderson, RM | Liquid bridges between spherical particles | PhD Mathematics |

Simonidis, K | Travelling wave envelopes in parametrically excited surface waves | PhD Mathematics |

Smithies, RG | Neural network Heuristics for Real-World Classification: an Application to Predict Cancer Recurrence | PhD Mathematics |

Subiarto | An oil-water interface model in an oil reservoir | MPhil(B) Mathematics |

Young, A | Studies in Algebraic Combinatorics | PhD Pure Mathematics |

Zainuddin, Z | Constructive and tabu search heuristics for capacitated continuous location-allocation problem | PhD Mathematics |

## 2001-2003

**2002-2003**

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Adamson, F | Propagating reaction fronts in zirconia tubes | PhD Mathematics |

Alghamdi, A | The ordinary weight conjecture and dades projective conjecture for p-blocks with an extra special defect group | PhD Mathematics |

Amponsah, SK | An investigation of a class of capacitated arc routing problems: the collection of garbage in developing countries | PhD Mathematics |

Cox, EJ | The source signature due to the close interaction of marine seismic airguns | PhD Mathematics |

Hendren, S | Extra special defect groups | PhD Mathematics |

Maroti, A | Permutation groups and representation theoretic invariants | PhD Mathematics |

Morey, PS | The (g3,2ln) - and (g3,gn) - amalgams of characteristic 2 and critical distance 3 | PhD Mathematics |

Spanos, P | Sequence spaces with modulus functions, mapping theorems and statistical convergence | PhD Mathematics |

Suckling, PM | The impact and spreading of a drop on a surface | PhD Mathematics |

Tan, M | Extended Poisson process modelling of count data | MPhil(B) Statistics |

Zychaluk, K | Application of noise in nonparametric curve estimation | PhD Mathematics |

**2001-2002**

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Currie, RH | Distribution management: an investigation into a full-load, multi-terminal, vehicle scheduling problem with backhauling and time windows | PhD Mathematics |

Bagkavos, D | Bias reduction in non parametric hazard rate estimation | PhD Mathematics |

Hardy, PD | Aspects of abstract and profinite group theory | PhD Mathematics |

Pearson, A | Hydrodynamics of jet impact in a collapsing bubble | PhD Mathematics |

Sun, Y | On degrees of alternating and special linear groups as quotients of triangle groups | PhD Mathematics |

Tucker, HL | Mathematical modelling of the effects of condensation on glass | PhD Mathematics |

Wade, AC | Constructive and ant system heuristics for a class of vehicle routing problem with backhauls | PhD Mathematics |

Watson, CE | Instabilities of curved, heated mixing layers in meteorological systems | PhD Mathematics |

Yu-Hsiu, L | On the structure of the unitary group U3(7) | MPhil(B) Pure Mathematics |

## 1999-2001

**2000-2001**

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Bolt, SW | Some applications for symmetric generation | PhD Mathematics |

Cheung, CS | A financial package for minitab and a statistical analysis of exchange rates | MPhil(B) Statistics |

Cole, TR | On the stability of fluid flows with variation in tow spatial coordinates | PhD Mathematics |

Gamal, MDH | Constructive and GA-based heuristics for the continuous location-allocation problem | PhD Mathematics |

Holmes, PE | Computing in the Monster | PhD Mathematics |

Llewellyn, JD | Presburger arithmetic and pseudo-recursive saturation | PhD Mathematics |

Orme, BA | Biological mixing and chaos | PhD Mathematics |

Wallwork, IM | The trajectory and stability of a spiralling liquid jet | PhD Mathematics |

**1999-2000**

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Castelluccio, A | CMT-automorphisms of Fn | PhD Mathematics |

Cooper, RJ | Flow and reaction in solid oxide fuel cells | PhD Mathematics |

John, JL | An investigation into compliance and the rotating disc | PhD Mathematics |

Kinns, DJ | Multiple case influence analysis with particular reference to the linear model | PhD Mathematics |

Knapper, AP | Derivations on certain banach algebras | PhD Mathematics |

Murfitt, L | Discrete event dynamic systems in max-algebra: Realisation and related combinatorial problems | PhD Mathematics |

Petch, RJ | Constructive and population based heuristics for the vehicle routing problem with multiple trips | PhD Mathematics |

## 1997-1999

**1998-1999**

Name |
Title |
Degree |

Bovykin, AI | On order-types of models of arithmetic | PhD Mathematics |

Covello, S | Minimal parabolic subgroups in the symmetric groups | PhD Mathematics |

Welch, SB | The obnoxious facility location problem | PhD Mathematics |

**1997-1998**

Name |
Title |
Degree |

James, JC | The location of protection devices on electrical supply tree networks: Constructive and meta heuristic approaches | PhD Mathematics |

Preece, S | Mathematical methods of chemical clock reaction diffusion and cement hydration | PhD Mathematics |

Sarkies, JM | On stability of compression boundary layers | PhD Mathematics |

Smith, MG | Subgroups of profinite groups | PhD Mathematics |

Stanley, S | Monomial representations and symmetric presentations | PhD Mathematics |

Turner, SJ | Thermal instabilities in the solar corona: The effect of a magnetic heating term | PhD Mathematics |

Wilson, M | Mathematical modeeling of bubble-vortex interactions | PhD Mathematics |

York, JP | Finite axiomatisations of certain groups of lie type | PhD Mathematics |