CARMA represents an elementary model of random processes with far-reaching applications from control theory to computational biochemistry. As an undergraduate, I studied the multivariate extension of the model and its probabilistic properties. I also simulated concrete examples and analysed them in detail. At Cambridge, I am pursuing further training in probability, statistics, and stochastic calculus. I am interested in applications to financial mathematics, which will give me a deeper insight on the inner workings of world economies. I am very thankful to the support of the Gates Cambridge Trust, without which I would not have had the opportunity of studying in Cambridge and meeting such an motivated and accomplished network of scholars.
I completed my PhD in History in 2019, and am now working as a Departmental Lecturer in Modern European History at Christ Church, University of Oxford.
Atticus DeProspo, United States, received his B.S. degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University, graduating with honors. He was a member of the Cornell Varsity Men's Soccer Team for four years, helping them win an Ivy League Title. Previously, he worked in Florida and Washington D.C. as an intern for Senator Marco Rubio. Atticus also interned at the Supreme Court of the United States for Justice Sotomayor. Atticus was a member of the inaugural class of the Schwarzman Scholars Program, where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Atticus was selected as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar, where he graduated with an M.Phil. degree in Criminology from the University of Cambridge. Currently, Atticus is pursuing a J.D. at The University of Alabama School of Law. He will serve as a law clerk for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
I am currently completing a PhD dissertation entitled 'Emotional Rhetoric and Holy War in Middle English Romance'. From October 2016, I will be a Junior Research Fellow at St Catharine's College, Cambridge.
I am interested in understanding the history of life on Earth, not only by studying events today, but understanding those that occurred in the past and to some extent shaped the world we know inhabit. Cambridge has a strong research group in Palaeobiology doing an innovative research in this area.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia BSc Geology 2001
I am Assistant Professor and CO-FUND Fellow at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark. Previously, I was an affiliated researcher at the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin and an Early Career Innovation Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick (2018-19), where I also held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-18).
Tala Jarjour is a scholar of music, religion and anthropology who studies the Middle East and the Arab world. She has a background in Ethnomusicology, Historical Musicology and violin Performance. She is particularly interested in intersections between politics, culture and religious musics in and from the region – especially Levantine traditions such as Christian and Sufi musics. Her research interests include arts and humanities higher education in the Middle East.
As a Gates Scholar and recipient of the Overseas Research Studentship Award Scheme, Tala wrote her PhD on Syriac chant in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Her past and current research examines emotion, aesthetics, modality, identity, minority and ethno-religiosity, society and performance, survival, cultural heritage, nation and power, peace and war studies, as well as migration and integration.
Dr Jarjour held Assistant Professor positions in music and anthropology at New York University Abu Dhabi and the University of Notre Dame where she was also Faculty Fellow of the Kroc Institute of the Medieval Institute, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Previous visiting faculty positions include Yale University’s Music Department and the University of Salzburg. Research positions include Yale University and the Excellence Initiative at the University of Tübingen. She is currently Associate Fellow of Pierson College at Yale and Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London.
Dr Jarjour has worked with and consulted for a number of academic, nonprofit, as well as private and public sector entities in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Middle East. Those include L’Arche, The Clerk’s, Al-Fanar, the Manchester International Festival, the University of Salzburg, and the Vienna Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She has appeared on national and international media such as the BBC Radio 3 and CNN International, and has published articles in cultural media in the Arab world, such as Annahar and Assafir weeklies.
Her book Sense and Sadness, Syriac Chant in Aleppo was recently published with Oxford University Press. For a sample of Dr Jarjour’s academic writings, and contact information, see http://talajarjour.academia.edu/
Currently an associated researcher at Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Noa Levin’s research focuses on critical histories of European philosophy, especially in the works of Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze and G.W. Leibniz.
She has recently submitted her PhD in philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, at Kingston University, London, after completing an MPhil in European Culture and Literature as a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge, and a BA in philosophy and film at Tel Aviv University.
Her wider research interests include the philosophy and history of technology and science, critical theory, aesthetics and political theory, explored through links between Early Modern and Twentieth Century French and German European Philosophy.
Over the past few years I have worked with and founded educational institutions that provide students with opportunities to engage in hands-on democratic self-governance. As one deeply concerned about the decline of civic participation in developed democracies, these experiences have changed the way I think about political life and the way we prepare young people to take leadership in it. I am passionate about creating new ways to make civic education less rote and more experiential, and I am excited to explore possibilities for this innovation through the MPhil in Politics, Development, and Democratic Education at Cambridge. I hope to draw on this education in my future career: helping schools structurally integrate democratic practices into their administration and pedagogy, creating programs that give young people meaningful governance experience, and empowering students for lives of active civic engagement in their communities and world.
This year I have started a PhD which seeks to re-examine the history of public poetry in Restoration and early eighteenth-century Britain. I am interested particularly in how the changing political context – in which public opinion gained political currency – altered the writing, publication and dissemination of poetry. What draws me to this era is the reciprocal relationship of politics and literature; literature was not just the principal medium for political discourse but indeed shaped many of the political debates of the era and was central to public life. This was an era in which the political invective was written by Dryden, Swift, Defoe and what they produced puts the negative attack ads of our own era to shame. Perhaps this discrepancy speaks to the distinctions between political philosophy, literature and polemic that have ossified in our own context.
I grew up in suburban New Jersey as the son of immigrants from southern India. My father is from a small village called Pedapulivarru, which inspires my passion for health equity in underserved communities. Community service, which was central to my life growing up, showed me how similar disparities exist in the U.S. as well. Currently, I'm a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. At Cambridge, I studied the MPhil in Epidemiology and pursued my thesis research on the Impact of India's Community Health Workers on Antenatal and Infant Health. Prior to Cambridge, I received my BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Statistics from Harvard University. At Harvard, I published research on vaccination timing in Tanzania, led a global health advocacy organization, and directed national youth campaigns for the March of Dimes, a U.S.-based non-profit focused on preventing preterm birth.