Dr Geoff Nicholls, BSc Canterbury, New Zealand, PhD Camb, teaches probability, statistics and applied mathematics. He is interested in developing new methodology and algorithms for statistical inference. He provides mathematical support for scientific research in a wide range of fields. Since 2003 he has worked with oceanograpers, detecting slow currents in the abyssal ocean, with experts in historical linguistics, on the problem of estimating the age of indo-european, and with geneticists, modeling the interaction which occurs in the wild between the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and its felid hosts, which include cats, cougars and lions.
In 2005 he has corresponding publications appearing in The Journal of Marine Research, Transactions of the Philological Society, and Theoretical Population Biology.
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