Chris Lester


Hello!

I completed a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) at the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, a research group of the Mathematical Institute, Oxford. I was a member of Wadham College. My research focussed on the design and development of efficient stochastic simulation techniques for biochemical networks. I was supervised by Dr Kit Yates and Associate Professor Ruth Baker. I previously studied for an M.Math. in Mathematics at Oxford.

I've also been a stipendiary lecturer in Applied Mathematics at St Peter's College, Oxford where I taught first and second year undergraduates in Mathematics.

I've put together this page to give a brief description about what I've done, and I've included a few bits that I hope will be useful. My contact details are included below, should you have any questions or wish to get in touch.


Thesis submitted!

I recently submitted my thesis, and 'Leave to Supplicate' was granted on 28 September 2017. It can be downloaded here.


Recent publications

Peer-reviewed

Chris Lester, Christian Yates, Mike Giles, Ruth Baker, An adaptive multi-level simulation algorithm for stochastic biological systems The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2015. [Journal Link]

Chris Lester, Ruth Baker, Mike Giles, Christian Yates, Extending the multi-level method for the simulation of stochastic biological systems, 2016. The Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 2016. [Journal Link]

Chris Lester, Ruth Baker, Christian Yates, Parameter sensitivity analysis for reaction-diffusion models. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2017. [Journal Link]

Conference Proceedings (Refereed)

Mike Giles, Chris Lester, James Whittle Non-nested adaptive timesteps in multilevel Monte Carlo computations, Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods 2014. Springer, 2015.

Under Review

Chris Lester, Christian Yates, Ruth Baker, Robustly simulating biochemical reaction kinetics using multi-level Monte Carlo approaches, 2017.


Contact details

Email is the best way to get hold of me - catlesterc@dogmaths.ox.ac.uk - just remove the pets from the email address.