Fred Hoffman

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Fred Hoffman

Doctoral Student at the

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU


I have a BSc in mathematics and statistics from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in computational and mathematical finance from the University of Oxford. I'm a member of New College, Oxford.


I'm interested in the use of mathematics and computation to solve important, practical problems. In particular mathematical modelling attempts to do this by making the scientific method more rational and quantitative. I'm therefore interested in all the technology of modelling and the associated mathematical and computational challenges. More broadly I'm interested in the debate between data-driven and hypothesis-driven science, particularly in the mathematical and computational tools that power them. I'm also interested in the use of visualisation to solve problems and communicate science.