Dr David Head
Proceeding from a degree in mathematics and a PhD in statistical physics, I spent a nomadic ten years researching in physics laboratories in a range of global institutions before coming to School of Computing in the University of Leeds in 2011, where I am now undertaking research and lecturing duties.
- UG final year project co-ordinator
My broad research interests are in developing models for complex physical and biological systems, and where necessary, implementing efficient numerical solvers making optimal use of current and future computing architectures. Current interests include fibre networks (i.e. modelling the mechanical properties of disordered, percolating networks of fibrous materials, such as the cellular cytoskeleton, peptide gels and collagen scaffolds), and biofilms, where (in collaboration with the School of Dentistry) I am developing an in silico model for dental plaque to accelerate the translation of novel clinical products to the marketplace. Please see my web page for further details (although note it may not be up to date).
- MA Hons
- Part III Mathematics
I devise and deliver undergraduate courses covering high performance (eg. parallel) and general computing, and supervise PhD students.
Research groups and institutes
- Applied Computing in Biology, Medicine and Health
- Computational Science and Engineering
- Centre for Computational Engineering
<li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/309-modelling-elastic-fibre-networks">Modelling elastic fibre networks</a></li>