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Simon Shaw is a reader in the Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics (BICOM – please see and in the School of Information Systems Computing and Mathematics. He was initially a craft mechanical engineering apprentice but (due to redundancy) left this to study for a mechanical engineering degree. After graduation he became an engineering designer of desktop dental X Ray processing machines, but later returned to higher education to re-train in computational mathematics. His research interests include computational simulation methods for partial differential Volterra equations and, in this and related fields, he has published over thirty research papers. He is currently involved in an interdisciplinary project that is researching the potential for using computational mathematics as a noninvasive means of screening for coronary artery disease.

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Brewin, MP., Birch, MJ., Mehta, DJ., Reeves, JW., Shaw, S., Kruse, C., et al. (2015) 'Characterisation of Elastic and Acoustic Properties of an Agar-Based Tissue Mimicking Material'. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. ISSN: 0090-6964 Open Access Link

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Pârvu, O., Gilbert, D., Heiner, M., Liu, F., Saunders, N. and Shaw, S. (2015) 'Spatial-temporal modelling and analysis of bacterial colonies with phase variable genes'. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, 25 (2). ISSN: 1049-3301

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Shaw, S. and Li, J. (2015) 'Schemes and estimates for the long-time numerical solution of Maxwell’s equations for Lorentz metamaterials'. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling, 12 (2). pp. 343 - 365. ISSN: 1705-5105 Open Access Link

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Banks, HT., Hu, S., Kenz, Z., Kruse, C., Shaw, S., Whiteman, JR., et al. (2014) 'Model validation for a noninvasive arterial stenosis detection problem'. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 11 (3). pp. 427 - 448. ISSN: 1547-1063 Open Access Link

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Shaw, S. and Kruse, C. (2014) 'Time-decoupled high order continuous space-time finite element schemes for the heat equation'. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 36 (1). pp. B1 - B13. ISSN: 1064-8275 Open Access Link

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