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Dr Michal Gnacik

Senior Lecturer

Michal Gnacik


I am a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Physics. I obtained a PhD degree in July 2014 from Lancaster University, UK, for the thesis entitled 'Quantum Random Walks' (in the field of quantum stochastic processes).

I've been involved in research projects in pure and applied mathematics. I'm interested in noncommutative (quantum) probability, in particular, in quantum stochastic calculus on symmetric Fock space and its application to quantum repeated interactions. Recently, I've been involved in a linear algebra project on inverse eigenvalue problems for symmetric doubly stochastic matrices.

I'm also passionate about data analysis. I've been studying statistical learning and machine learning models which led to my contribution to the project Statistical Physics of Language Maps in the USA (in collaboration with, among the others, my colleague James Burridge).

I'm also a Department Research Degrees Coordinator (DRDC) for the School of Mathematics and Physics, REF Co-Coordinator and seminar organiser for Mathematics:

Research Interests

  • Probability theory, Stochastic Processes, and their applications
  • Noncommutative probability
  • Inverse Eigenvalue Problems
  • Statistical Learning
  • Functional Analysis (Operator algebras)

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Statistical Learning
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Mathematics for Finance
  • Computational Mathematics

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