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Mirjam Kirchner

Research student

Research overview

I started my academic career in electrical engineering with a focus on medical applications. While studying for my M. Sc. at the RWTH Aachen (Germany), I did a degree in economic sciences on the side to broaden my perspective. During these studies, I got in touch with operational research and other fields in management science (game theory, scheduling, agent-based modelling, ...) for the first time and was immediately struck by their universality. In fact, I used some of the methods I had learned in my economics classes to solve problems encountered during my thesis in electrical engineering.

Eager to learn more about how methods from applied mathematics can be applied to real-life problems, I joined STOR-i in 2017 and completed the M. Res. component in September 2018. I am currently working on my PhD project which is supervised by Idris Eckley (Lancaster University), Tyler McCormick (University of Washington), and Daniel Gilks (BT Group). The title of the project is "Detecting Changes within Networked Data Streams". Further details about the project can be found here or on my website.

Homepage: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/~kirchner/