Dr Anton Camacho
I am a mathematical modeller in epidemiology. My work involves the development and the analysis of mathematical models to investigate the mechanisms underlying the epidemiological dynamics of infectious diseases.
I am currently funded by an MRC Career Development Award in Biostatistics, and I am affiliated with the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School.I completed my PhD in Mathematical Biology in 2011, under the supervision of Bernard Cazelles and Amaury Lambert at the Eco-Evolutionary Mathematics lab in Paris. I contributed to the field of theoretical approaches to understand the epidemiology, immunolgy and evolution of influenza.
More broadly, I am interested in interdisciplinary research, at the edge of mathematics, biology and computer sciences, in order to address public-health issues.
I am taking part in the two Modelling courses run by the CMMID within the MSc Programmes offered by the School. I am also co-organizer of the Distance Learning Modelling module.
Currently, my research aims to improve our understanding of what governs the size and severity of seasonal influenza epidemics. This is a key public health priority for the design of effective intervention strategies, like vaccination.
From a statistical perspective, I am fitting mechanistic models to the many different and varied surveillance data available in the UK in order to draw synergistic inference on key epidemiological drivers. More precisely, I am using statistical algorithms that have recently been developed to perform inference on partially observed Markov processes.