Hi, I’m **Matthew Aldridge**. I’m a lecturer at the University of Leeds in the School of Mathematics, in the Statistics department.

I study probability, information theory, combinatorics, statistics and related things. I’m particularly interested in group testing, a problem that models testing a large population for a blood disease that also has applications in communications, computer science, genetics and has been used during the Covid pandemic. I’m also interested in ways of coping with interference in large multiuser communications networks. I’m also also interested in “discrete probability equivalents” of concepts from continuous probability.

I currently have two **PhD projects** advertised:

See those pages for details of how to apply.

My **ORCID** is 0000-0002-9347-1586.

You might be looking for:

- My email address:
**m.aldridge@leeds.ac.uk** **MATH5835M Statistical Computing**, a module I’m lecturing in Semester 1 of 2024–25- My
**survey papers on group testing**: “Pooled testing and its applications in the COVID-19 pandemic” (with David Ellis) and “Group testing: an information theory perspective” [book/ebook/paper, arXiv preprint] (with Oliver Johnson and Jonathan Scarlett) - My
**office**: PRD 9.321 in the Physics Research Deck; here are some directions