Mathematical Sciences

Department staff

Dr Eugénie Hunsicker

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Director of Equality and Diversity, School of Science; Senior Lecturer

Ph. D. University of Chicago 1999
M. Sc. University of Chicago 1993
B. A. Haverford College, Haverford, PA 1992 Magna Cum Laude, high departmental honors
Exchange Oxford University, Oxford, UK 1991
Phi Beta Kappa 1991

2006-present Lecturer & Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, Loughborough University.
2005-2006 Associate Professor of Mathematics, Lawrence University.
1999-2005 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Lawrence University.
1994-1998 Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Chicago.
1993-1994 Teaching Assistant, University of Chicago.

Research interests in mathematics:

  • Elliptic PDE on noncompact and singular manifolds
  • Pseudodifferential operator calculi
  • Hodge and signature theorems for singular and noncompact manifolds
  • Intersection cohomology and its generalizations
  • Monopole and other moduli spaces arising in physics
  • Numerical techniques for spectral problems with singular potentials
  • Applications of category theory to systems engineering

Research interests in statistics and data science:

  • Analysis of high dimensional and functional data
  • Metabolomics, including statistics for biomarker identification and process control
  • Statistical methods for image data, particularly in physical and materials sciences
  • Topological and geometric methods in statistics and machine learning
  • Analysis of clinical data for epidemiology and medical policy making
  • Signal processing for nanopore sensors

Students interested in undertaking a self-funded PhD with me are encouraged to get in contact! Possible project areas include:

  • Inverse problems for nanopore sensors
  • Category Theory for architecture definition in systems engineering
  • Bayesian methods for data integration in materials science
  • Mixed methods (AI/statistics/social sciences/humanities) for understanding mechanisms of inequality in science

Lecturer at graduate summer schools:

External workshops/semesters organised:

  • “Hausdorff Institute for Mathematics workshop in honour of Prof. Werner Mueller’s 60th birthday” HIM, 2010;
  • “Topology of Stratified Spaces” MSRI, 2008;
  • MSRI semester, “Analysis on Singular Spaces” 2008;
  • “L^2-harmonic forms in geometry and string theory” ARCC, 2004.


Director of Equality and Diversity, School of Science

Member of the Steering Group for the Centre for Scientific Imaging, School of Science.



Chair of the London Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics Committee

Deputy Chair of the Athena Forum

Introductory talks

Introduction to the b-calculus (3 lectures' slides):  February 2008, HCM 

Introduction to pseudodifferential operators (video):  August 2008, MSRI

Hodge Theory (video): August 2008, MSRI

L^2 Cohomology (5 lecture videos)  August 2016, Fields Institute

Research talks

A Hodge Theorem for Intersection Space Cohomology (video), Nov 2014, BIRS

Topology and Compactifications of Moduli Spaces (video) August 2015, INI

Architecture for the Working Mathematician (video) April 2020, MPIM