Mr Thomas Round MSci

School of Mathematics
PhD Student

Contact details

School of Mathematics
Watson Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Thomas Round is an applied mathematics PhD student in the School of Mathematics. He is supervised by Dr Alex Bespalov.


  • MSci in Mathematics, University of Birmingham, 2019


Thomas graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2019 with a MSci in Mathematics, having specialised primarily in fluid dynamics and partial differential equations (PDEs). He subsequently became interested in numerical solutions to PDE problems, and he has since focused his PhD research on adaptive finite element methods and uncertainty quantification. His minisymposium talk at the 29th Biennial Numerical Analysis Conference in 2023, on "Goal-oriented adaptivity for stochastic collocation finite element methods", won a UKIE SIAM student prize.

Thomas has also assisted with teaching a wide variety of courses including those relating to finance, differential equations, numerical methods and programming (including MatLab and Python).

Doctoral research


Research themes

  • Adaptive algorithms for PDE problems with random inputs
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Stochastic collocation finite element methods