Dr David Graham
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
BSc (hons) 2(i) Mathematics, University of Leeds, 1981.
PhD "Finite Element Modelling of Glass Fabrication Process", University of Sheffield 1988.
I co-ordinate SUM:UP providing numeracy, mathematics and statistics support for students across the University.
I lead the following modules:
Mathematics for Computing MATH054 (Foundation year)
Ordinary Differential Equations MATH2603 (Second-year degree)
Fluid Dynamics MATH3629 (Final-year degree)
I am also interested in computer algebra systems (Maple) and in computer-based assessment (Maple TA) as well as audience response 'clicker' systems and alternative assessment methods.
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner: Mathematical Sciences Undergraduate , Sheffield Hallam University, 2014-2018.
PhD Strasbourg University 1998
M.Phil Manchester University 2011
Eng. D. Cranfield Univerrsity, 2012
Fluid Dynamics especially analysis of Turbulence and Multiphase Flows, and including free and moving boundaries.
Computation / Numerical Techniques including Finite Elements / Finite Differences / Finite volume / Boundary Elements / Stochastic models / Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics / Lattice Boltzmann techniques
Computational Fluid Dynamics including use of in-house and commercial packages including CFX and OpenFOAM.
Wave Impacts; Coastally Trapped Waves
Mathematical finance including Monte Carlo and evolutionary algorithmic methods for pricing financial derivatives, portfolio evaluation.
Also interested in novel assessment methods for degree-level mathematics and other pedagogical issues.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Consultant for LTSN HELM (Helping Everyone Learn Mathematics) project (Loughborough University). 2004-2006
Consultant for LTSN mathtutor project (University of Leeds) 2004 - 2006.
SIGMA mentor 2012