Dr William Waites

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Computer and Information Sciences

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Personal statement

I am a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde and a member of the Digital Health and Mathematically Structured Programming research groups. I studied computer science and synthetic biology at the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics and I was a postdoc there and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease where I worked on the COVID-19 pandemic. For many years previously I worked as a telecommunications engineer and was involved in developing community owned and operated Internet infrastructure in the Scottish Highlands.

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Publications

A gap analysis on modelling of sea lice infection pressure from salmonid farms. I. A structured knowledge review
Moriarty Meadhbh, Murphy Joanne M, Brooker Adam J, Waites William, Revie Crawford W, Adams Thomas P, Lewis Matt, Reinardy Helena C, Phelan John P, Coyle Johnny P, Rabe Berit, Ives Stephen C, Armstrong John D, Sandvik Anne D, Asplin Lars, Karlsen Ørjan, Garnier Soizic, á Norði Gunnvør, Gillibrand Philip A, Last Kim S, Murray Alexander G
Aquaculture Environment Interactions Vol 16, pp. 1-25 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.3354/aei00469
A gap analysis on modelling of sea lice infection pressure from salmonid farms. II. Identifying and ranking knowledge gaps: output of an international workshop
Murphy Joanne M, Moriarty Meadhbh, Brooker Adam J, Waites William, Revie Crawford W, Adams Thomas P, Lewis Matt, Reinardy Helena C, Phelan John P, Coyle Johnny P, Rabe Berit, Ives Stephen C, Armstrong John D, Sandvik Anne D, Asplin Lars, Karlsen Ørjan, Garnier Soizic, á Norði Gunnvør, Gillibrand Philip A, Last Kim S, Murray Alexander G
Aquaculture Environment Interactions Vol 16, pp. 27-42 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.3354/aei00471
Report on Storm Babet in Granton Harbour
Waites William
(2023)
Modelling the medium-term dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in England in the Omicron era
, Barnard Rosanna C, Davies Nicholas G, Munday James D, Lowe Rachel, Knight Gwenan M, Leclerc Quentin J, Tully Damien C, Hodgson David, Pung Rachael, Hellewell Joel, Koltai Mihaly, Simons David, Abbas Kaja, Kucharski Adam J, Procter Simon R, Sandmann Frank G, Pearson Carl AB, Prem Kiesha, Showering Alicia, Meakin Sophie R, O’Reilly Kathleen, McCarthy Ciara V, Quaife Matthew, Wong Kerry LM, Jafari Yalda, Deol Arminder K, Houben Rein MGJ, Diamond Charlie, Jombart Thibaut, Villabona-Arenas C Julian, Waites William, Eggo Rosalind M, Endo Akira, Gibbs Hamish P, Klepac Petra, Williams Jack, Quilty Billy J, Brady Oliver, Emery Jon C, Atkins Katherine E, Chapman Lloyd AC, Sherratt Katharine, Abbott Sam, Bosse Nikos I, Mee Paul, Funk Sebastian, Lei Jiayao, Liu Yang, Flasche Stefan, Rudge James W
Nature Communications Vol 13 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32404-y
Comparative assessment of methods for short-term forecasts of COVID-19 hospital admissions in England at the local level
, Meakin Sophie, Abbott Sam, Bosse Nikos, Munday James, Gruson Hugo, Hellewell Joel, Sherratt Katharine, Chapman Lloyd AC, Prem Kiesha, Klepac Petra, Jombart Thibaut, Knight Gwenan M, Jafari Yalda, Flasche Stefan, Waites William, Jit Mark, Eggo Rosalind M, Villabona-Arenas C Julian, Russell Timothy W, Medley Graham, Edmunds W John, Davies Nicholas G, Liu Yang, Hué Stéphane, Brady Oliver, Pung Rachael, Abbas Kaja, Gimma Amy, Mee Paul, Endo Akira, Clifford Samuel, Sun Fiona Yueqian, McCarthy Ciara V, Quilty Billy J, Rosello Alicia, Sandmann Frank G, Barnard Rosanna C, Kucharski Adam J, Procter Simon R, Jarvis Christopher I, Gibbs Hamish P, Hodgson David, Lowe Rachel, Atkins Katherine E, Koltai Mihaly, Pearson Carl AB, Finch Emilie, Wong Kerry LM, Quaife Matthew, O’Reilly Kathleen
BMC Medicine Vol 20 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-022-02271-x
The impact of COVID-19 vaccination in prisons in England and Wales : a metapopulation model
, McCarthy Ciara V, O’Mara Oscar, van Leeuwen Edwin, Sherratt Katharine, Abbas Kaja, Wong Kerry Lm, Atkins Katherine E, Lowe Rachel, Meakin Sophie R, Davies Nicholas G, Russell Timothy W, O’Reilly Kathleen, Hué Stéphane, Finch Emilie, Villabona-Arenas C Julian, Edmunds W John, Jafari Yalda, Tully Damien C, Bosse Nikos I, Pearson Carl AB, Hodgson David, Kucharski Adam J, Medley Graham, Liu Yang, Procter Simon R, Waites William, Abbott Sam, Barnard Rosanna C, Sun Fiona Yueqian, Gibbs Hamish P, Eggo Rosalind M, Chapman Lloyd AC, Flasche Stefan, Endo Akira, Mee Paul, Munday James D, Koltai Mihaly, Gimma Amy, Jarvis Christopher I, Quaife Matthew, Clifford Samuel, Funk Sebastian, Prem Kiesha, Knight Gwenan M, Pung Rachael, Brady Oliver, Quilty Billy J, Jit Mark, Sandmann Frank
BMC Public Health Vol 22 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13219-4

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Research Interests

I am interested in computational modelling of biological systems, usually with medical or public health applications. At present, I am particularly interested in the interplay between immune response and population dynamics of infectious disease as well as the causes and effects of individual choices on the dynamics of epidemics. I am also interested in communication and data processing infrastructure for telemetry, both to inform the above and more generally.

Professional Activities

Pawelek's Ponies
Speaker
5/9/2023
PLOS One (Journal)
Editorial board member
2023
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences (Journal)
Guest editor
3/10/2022
Rule-based models of immune response and virus transmission
Speaker
10/2/2022
GReTA Seminar: Rule-based models of epidemics
Speaker
28/1/2022

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Projects

Sea lice dispersal models
Waites, William (Principal Investigator) Ghani, Neil (Co-investigator) Mardare, Radu (Co-investigator) Revie, Crawford (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2024

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Dr William Waites
Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow
Computer and Information Sciences

Email: william.waites@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted