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Matthew Colbrook

Welcome to my webpage. I am an assistant professor in DAMTP, University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

My work concerns the analysis and development of algorithms related to approximation theory, spectral theory, solutions of PDEs, neural networks, optimisation and inverse problems.

Please feel free to get in touch about possible collaborations, (graduate and postdoc) opportunities, or anything maths related!

Email: m[dot]colbrook[at]damtp.cam.ac.uk

Main Academic Awards

SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering Best Paper Prize 2023 for the paper "Computing spectral measures of self-adjoint operators"
International prize given by SIAM once every two years to the authors of the best paper on the development of mathematical and computational tools for solving problems in science, engineering, technology, and society. The prize recognizes a paper that makes "an outstanding and potentially long-lasting contribution to the field."
(see here for details).

SIAM Richard C. DiPrima Prize 2022
International prize given by SIAM once every two years to one "early career researcher who has done outstanding research in applied mathematics (defined as those topics covered by SIAM journals)", based on doctoral dissertation.
(see here for details).

IMA Lighthill-Thwaites Prize 2021
International prize given by IMA once every two years to one early career applied mathematician, based on a paper then lecture.
(see here for details).

Cecil King Travel Scholarship 2020
Annual prize of the London Mathematical Society given "to a young mathematician of outstanding promise".
(see here for details).

Smith-Knight/Rayleigh-Knight Prize 2018
Grade I (top grade). Best first-year graduate piece of work in Mathematics Department of University of Cambridge.
(see here for details).

Mayhew Prize 2016
Best masters degree in Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.
(see here for details).