Dr Christine S.M. Currie
University of Southampton
+44 (0)23 8059 3647
FineMixFineMix is a program developed by Russell Cheng and Christine Currie for fitting finite mixture models to multimodal data. It is written in C, with an Excel interface. The zip file contains all of the files that you need to get started using it, including instructions.
Arrows Classification ProgramThis
is the program, written in Visual Basic for Applications, with an Excel
front end, developed by Lanting Lu, which can be used to classify data
sets into groups, such that no group contains two sets of data that are
significantly different from each other.
My research interests include
- Revenue Management
- Disease modelling, especially of tuberculosis and HIV
- Application of Bayesian methods to uncertainty analysis of
- Mixture models
- Simulation optimisation
Current PhD Students
Yalin Bi - competition in revenue management
Mushota Kabaso - modelling provision of antiretroviral therapy in Zambia
Gerhart Knerer - modelling dengue fever
Paul Davie - individual modelling of diseases, in particular, freshers'
flu (joint with Sally
Completed PhD StudentsLanting Lu - modelling breakdown times of machines on an assembly line,
with Ford motor company. (2009)
Georgie Mellor - simulation modelling of tuberculosis in areas with
high HIV prevalence. (2007)
I completed a PhD in operational research at the University
of Southampton in 2004 and started work as a lecturer in the
Research group. In 2006 I extended much of the work that I
during my PhD and carried out some new projects, most notably one with Liz Corbett (LSHTM)
using modelling to determine the impact of a reduced duration of
infectiousness for TB among HIV-positives. This work was
extended further as part of Georgie Mellor's PhD project to build
a stochastic model of TB in a high
setting, focused on Harare, Zimbabwe. I have also carried out some recent work into the global pattern of TB disease with Katy Hoad of Warwick Business School.
My interest in revenue management started with a project where I was
working with the airline bmi.
extended the working during the latter
part of 2005 to consider the effect of competition on pricing of
airline tickets. Since then I have worked on revenue management
projects with a private
healthcare company and another major UK airline and optimal pricing has
become one of my major areas of interest. Recent work has included short projects with a major online retailer optimising delivery charges; and a large media company, investigating the price elasticity of advertising space.
I began my academic life as a physicist, obtaining first class honours
from Jesus College, University of Oxford in 2000. Wanting to see
more real-world action, I then
proceeded to the School of
Mathematics at the University of Southampton
to study for an MSc
in Operational Research. I spent
the summer of 2001 in Geneva, working on a project for the Stop-TB
department of the World Health
Organization. The project won the
OR Society's prize for the best
MSc project in the UK and helped me to
gain a distinction in the MSc. Continuing this project, my PhD was then
partly sponsored by the Stop-TB department of the World
Health Organization and supervised by Professor Russell Cheng.
PublicationsAn up-to-date list of publications is included on
my official university home page.