Dr Andrew Wilson
- Lecturer (Mathematics)
School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Glasgow,
My research interests lie in Algebraic Geometry and applications, specifically Birational Geometry and problems surrounding the Minimal Model Program. I also have a keen interest in the Learning & Teaching of Mathematics, especially surrounding engagement. Please see my personal webpages or below for more information.
ISSF Glasgow Polyomics (Wellcome Trust) Public Engagement Bursary, June 2016
#StreetMaths — interplay between street theatre and mathematics. Taking mathematics outreach to the street. Mathematical busking, usually taking place in public spaces to a varied audience, seeks to surprise and engage passers-by with routines ingrained with mathematical themes reaching audiences not usually exposed to mathematics through traditional channels.
London Mathematical Society Undergraduate Research Bursary, Summer 2016
LMS Undergraduate Research Bursary, URB 16-73 (with S. Montesano), Phylogenetic Algebraic Geometry: Local description of the Kimura 2-parameter model.
Head of Level 1 Mathematics (1R/S)
Students can find course resources on Moodle: 1R / 1S. Please read the Course Information for students document available there. If you do not have Moodle access, please contact our School Office via firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)141 330 2940, or in person on Level-2 of the Mathematics & Statistics Building on University Place.
Summer School Coordinator
If you are interested in joining us as part of the Widening Participation Summer School, please contact the Marketing, Recruitment and International Office for details. If you have already joined the course, information and resources are available on Moodle.
Our International Summer School on Linear Algebra and Differential Equations runs eight-weeks from mid-June until mid-August and features a highly effective student-centred and student-focused pedagogy. Please do get in touch with either Marketing, Recruitment and International Office to enrol or with me directly if you would like to discuss meeting the needs of your students through our current courses or planning towards future collaborations.
Best presentation of the 11th University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference, March 2018
for Embedding Play in Higher Education
Herald Jisc Innovative Technology Award (Level 1 & 2 Teams), July 2016
for Assessment and Feedback for pre-honours Mathematics. This was a large team project involving many colleagues across the School, to learn more listen to Prof. Ian Strachan, Prof. Tara Brendle and I discuss the project in an episode of the JiSC podcast.
Wellcome Trust ISSF Award for Innovation in Public Engagement, June 2016
for Street Maths (see Grants above for details)
Nominated by students for an SRC Student Teaching Award, March 2016
in the category of Best Feedback. Video available.
University Teaching Excellence Award (Level 1 & 2 Teams), May 2015
for continued success in assessment and feedback for Level 2 and in introducing similar improvements in Level 1. Award video available.
College Teaching Excellence Award (Level 2 Team), March 2014
for dramatically improved outcomes for Level 2 Mathematics students with the integration of technology (e-assessment, scanning) and improved efficiency (procedures, IT-Admin-Academic teamwork)
Education Committee Member, Edinburgh Mathematical Society, 2015–2019
My main role here is reviewing applications to the Schools Enrichment Fund