Mathematical Sciences

Department staff

Dr Wael Bahsoun

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Reader in Mathematics

Research Coordinator


  • (2000-2004) PhD in Mathematics, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • (1998-2000) MSc in Mathematics, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • (1994-1998) BSc in Mathematics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Employment History

  • (2018-present) Reader in Mathematics, Loughborough University, UK
  • (2013-2018) Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, Loughborough University, UK
  • (2008-2013) Lecturer in Mathematics, Loughborough University, UK
  • (2006-2008) Samuel Gratrix Fellow, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • (2004-2006) PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

Current Administrative Role

  • (01.08.2018-present) Department of Mathematical Sciences Research Coordinator 

Research Interests

In addition to the above mathematical areas, I am interested in their connections with other areas of science. In particular, how they can be used to understand statistical aspects of geophysical flows, climate dynamics, and fluctuations in financial markets. 

Editorial and scientific roles

Selected invited presentations

  • On the stability of statistical properties for Lorenz flows. Journées de dynamique, 16-18 October 2019, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche, France
  • Linear response for random composition of mapsThermodynamic Formalism: Ergodic Theory and Validated Numerics, 8-12 July 2019, Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (CIRM), Luminy, France
  • Linear response for random composition of maps. 4th CRITICS conference, 12-16 March 2018, Wöltingerode, Germany
  • Quenched decay of correlations for slowly mixing systems. Random Dynamical Systems 4-8 December 2017, Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Linear response for non-uniformly expanding maps. Statistical Properties of Non-Equilibrium Dynamical Systems Conference 27 July -02 August 2016, SUSTC Shenzhen, China
  • Mixing rates and limit theorems for random intermittent maps. Thermodynamic Formalism and Mixing 25-29 April 2016, Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, Austria
  • Linear response: formulae and rigorous approximations. Computations in Dynamics, 4-8 April , 2016, ICERM, Brown University USA
  • Mixing rates and limit theorems for random intermittent maps. Sinai-workshop on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems 11-12 June 2015, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Approximation of isolated eigenvalues of transfer operators and escape rates of open systems. 2 lectures during the school on Computation and Computability in Dynamics, 21 July-2 August 2014, ICTP, Trieste, Italy
  • Decay of correlation for random intermittent maps. During the programme Mathematics of Fluid Earth, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK, 25 November 2013
  • Escape rates formulae and metastability for randomly perturbed maps. Limit Theorems for Dynamical Systems, 03-07 June 2013, Centre interfacultaire Bernoulli, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Quasi-invariant measures and escape rates. Special session: Hyperbolic Dynamics and Smooth Ergodic Theory; 8th AIMS conference 2010, May 25-28, Dresden, Germany
  • Rigorous numerical approximation of escape rates. Measurable Dynamics: Theory and Applications, 2006, August 5-10, BIRS, Banff, Canada 

Events organised

Conferences and Workshops


Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Dr. Marks Ruziboev (May 2016-April 2019). Supported by The Leverhulme Trust research grant RPG-2015-346

PhD Students:

  • Andrew Larkin (July 2019-present). Joint with Dr. Brian Winn
  • Toby Taylor-Crush (Oct 2018-present). Joint with Dr. Brian Winn
  • Xiaolong Niu (Oct 2012-March 2016). Thesis: Rigorous Computations of Dynamical Quantities
  • Yuejiao Duan (Oct 2010-Sept 2013). Thesis: Stochastic Perturbations of Intermittent Maps
  • Cisem Bektur (Oct 2009-Sept 2012). Thesis: Random Dynamics in Financial Markets


  • The Leverhulme Trust VP2-2017-004. Visiting Professorship - José Alves, 15 October 2018-15 August 2019.
  • The Leverhulme Trust RPG-2015-346. Reserach project grant, 01 May 2016-30 April 2019.
  • LMS Conference Grant. Partial support to organise Dynamics Days Europe at Loughborough, 3-7 September 2018.
  • The Leverhulme Trust IN-2014-021. Network consisting of Loughborough, Pisa, Warwick, Brest and Marseille; Bahsoun (PI), Galatolo, Pollicott, Saussol, Vaienti, 01 October 2014-30 September 2017.
  • LMS-CMI Research School (RS-10). Support to organise a school for research students and early career researchers at Loughborough, 13-17 April 2015.
  • Royal Society TG101937. Travel grant to support the research visit of Chris Bose to Loughborough, 19 June-09 July 2011.
  • Twelve small grants (2011-2018): 8 from LMS and 4 from IMA.