Dr. Michela Ottobre
Associate Professor (Reader) in Mathematics
Heriot
Watt University
Mathematics Department
Colin Maclaurin Building, Room T.14
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
Email m.ottobre@hw.ac.uk
Office number +44 (0)131 451 3232
 Research interests: I am an applied stochastic analyst, interested in the modelling of random phenomena, and in their analysis and simulation.
The focus of my research is on multiscale models,
interacting particle systems and uncertainty quantification. I am particularly keen on applications of these frameworks to mathematical biology and ecology, and very passionate about rewilding.
I have published on the following topics:
 Collective dynamics, self organization and models for animal migration
 Multiscale methods for stochastic dynamics (modelled by stochastic differential equations)
 Markov chain monte Carlo methods
 Analysis and numerical methods for Stochastic Differential Equations, parabolic Partial Differential Equations (FokkerPlanck, Kolmogorov) and Stochastic Partial differential Equations
 Anomalous diffusion and random environments
 Interacting Particle Systems, McKeanVlasov (Stochastic) Partial Differential Equations
Warning: I am doing some cleaning up of this webpage,
for a bit it might be not so accurate.
 Publications (partially updated 05/2022)
 Some Invited Talks
 Education and Previous Positions
 Editorial Board of Foundations of Data Science
 Editorial Board of SIAM Review
 Coorganiser of the
One World dynamics seminar

Member of the European Mathematical Society

Member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
 AWARDS
 Chapman Fellowship (2013)
 Whittaker Prize of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society (2019)
 Leverhulme Research Project Grant  20202023
 EPSRC Small Grant  2023
 Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellowship  2024
 Available PhD projects
 PhD students and Postdocs, past and present
 Paul Dobson (PhD in 2019, currently postdoc at University of Edinburgh)
 Christina Lazaridou (Phd in 2021)
 Thomas Hodgson, PhD since April 2019
 Iain Souttar, PhD since April 2020
 Martin Kolodziejczyk, PhD since September 2021
 Letizia Angeli, Postdoc November 2020  July 2023
 Daniel Adams  Maxwell Institute Fellow, since January 2023
 WORKSHOP and CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
In reverse chronological order:
 Teaching:
1.
Advanced PhD course:
Markov chain Monte Carlo Methods Winter 2017
1.
Mathematics workshop, Second Year Mathematics Winter 2017
1.
Advanced PhD course:
Theory of Diffusion Processes Autumn 2015, Winter 2018, Autumn 2018
2.
Introductory Mathematics for Economics Autumn
2015
3.
Applied Stochastic Processes Autumn 2013
4.
Functional
Analysis Autumn 2012
5.
Civil Engineering II
Autumn 2011
6.
LaTeX
spring 2012 and 2014
Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of
relativity,
I do not understand it myself anymore.
—Albert Einstein (18791955)