Chris Guiver is a lecturer in the mathematics group at Edinburgh Napier University, and started the role in July 2020. Between January 2016 and June 2020 he was a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath.
Chris obtained a Mmath and Ph.D. in mathematics in 2008 and 2012, respectively, both from the University of Bath. Between 2012 and 2015, he was the postdoctoral researcher on the EPSRC project EP/I019456/1 at the University of Exeter. He obtained the award of FHEA in 2018.
Chris’s research interests lie at the intersection of mathematical analysis and mathematical control theory. In its broadest sense, mathematical control theory seeks to both understand and consequently shape the behaviour of interconnected dynamical systems — modelling temporally-varying real-world objects. Chris is also interested in establishing connections between mathematical control theory, and problems arising in biology and ecology, and seeks to increase the awareness and uptake of concepts from mathematical systems and control theory in ecological modelling and management. The concepts of forced nonlinear dynamics, feedbacks, and control or management strategies/actions are ubiquitous in both disciplines.
His research draws upon and contributes to techniques from a range of mathematical areas, including: dynamical systems theory; evolution equations; positive (ordered) systems, and; real, complex and applied functional analysis.