In 2010, I completed an undergraduate Masters in Physics at the University of Oxford. My 4th year major options
were in Lasers and Quantum Information Processing and Theoretical Physics. For my masters’ project I investigated
the evolutionary dynamics of a model self-assembling system on a 2-D grid. The model consisted of a genetic algorithm
with a complex genotype-phenotype mapping and was implemented using C++.
My current research interests revolve around the development and validation of computational models of
angiogenesis and vascular tumour growth. Throughout my DPhil I have applied both continuum (PDE)
and stochastic individual-based approaches to modelling angiogenesis and tumour growth.
My research highlights the need for a
rigorous approach to model code design in order to promote code reuse, understandability and
reproducibility. To that end, I have devoted some of my efforts towards developing an object-oriented
framework for the development and implementation of hybrid multiscale models of vascular tumour
growth. My DPhil project is being undertaken in collaboration with Hoffmann-La Roche who are providing
a wealth of experimental images for model validation.
Completed a 10-week summer project in 2009 with Dr. Stephen Clark in the Atomic and Laser Physics Department
Completed a 10-week short project in the Centre for Mathematical Biology, Oxford. My research involved the
development of a composite hybrid model of corneal angiogenesis.
Completed a 10-week short project in the Department of Computer Science, Oxford. Here, my research focus
was in the development of computational languages for the development and implementation of hybrid models
of angiogenesis and vascular tumour growth.
(Present) DPhil research project in "In Silico Modelling of Tumour Induced Angiogenesis" in the Computational Biology
Group in the Department of Computer Science, Oxford.
Clark, S. R., Connor, A. J., Jaksch, D., & Popescu, S. (2010). Entanglement consumption of instantaneous
nonlocal quantum measurements. New Journal of Physics, 12(8), 083034.
Connor, A. J., Cooper, J., Byrne, H. M., Maini, P. K., & McKeever, S. (2012). Object-Oriented Paradigms for
Modelling Vascular Tumour Growth: a Case Study (pp. 1–10). Presented at the Proceedings of The Fourth
International Conference on Advances in System Simulation (SIMUL 2012).
McKeever, S., Gill, M., Connor, A. J., & Johnson, D. (2013). Abstraction in Physiological Modelling Languages (pp. 1–8).
Presented at The 3rd International Workshop on Model-driven Approaches for Simulation Engineering (Mod4Sim 2013).
Johnson, D., Connor, A. J., & McKeever, S. (2012). Modular Markup for Simulating Vascular Tumour Growth (pp. 1–4).
Presented at the The 5th International Advanced Research Workshop on In Silico Oncology and Cancer Investigation