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Dr Alex Best - Infectious Disease Dynamics Group

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Resources
MAS316/414 - Stochastic models of epidemics
Lecture notes
Lab 1 (Google Colab)
Lab 2 (Google Colab)
Lab 3 (Google Colab)

Web apps
Epidemic on a university campus
How local interactions impact epidemics

Introduction to disease models worksheet
Worksheet
Python code (Jupyter Notebook)
Teaching Philosophy
In my teaching I try to adhere to the four axioms of mathematics education described by Federico Ardila of SFSU:

1. Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
2020/21 Teaching
I teach a number of modules in mathematics and statistics. My current teaching is listed below. Access to course materials for students is via Blackboard.

Semester 1
MAS377 Mathematical Biology.
MAS212 Scientific Computing (practicals).
MAS110 Core Mathematics (tutorials).

Semester 2
MAS316/414 Mathematical Modelling of Natural Systems.
MAS111 Core Mathematics (tutorials).