Dr Robert Milton
Robert Milton is a mathematician, with a diverse background in finance, polyglot software development and applied mathematics. His interest is in creating novel mathematical and computational methods, which he has contributed to a variety of fields including McCabe-Thiele iteration and hydrological flow duration curves. A novel combination of techno-economic, process and supply-chain modelling was a major software project. The centrepiece of his research is building the rom-comma python package, combining original and existing machine learning techniques in a novel way. This tool uses Gaussian Processes to perform Global Sensitivity Analysis and locate an Active Subspace, dramatically reducing the problem dimension. It is already being applied to carbon capture, thermal runaway in batteries, wet granulation, and syntheses from Metal-Organic Frameworks to personalised medicines to mRNA vaccines. His short term goal is to integrate these techniques into a new class of device called an Agile Soft Sensor.
Key Topics: Mathematics, Statistical Analysis, Gaussian Processes