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Mario Parreno Centeno

Mario is a PhD student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data at Newcastle University.

His PhD is in the area of Fraud Detection Techniques for Emerging Mobile Payment Solutions. He is interested in building a fraud detection system capable of detecting a high number of card fraudulent transactions on mobile purchases, keeping a low false positive (FP) rate, using behavioural data to help in the decision making process. 

Mario Parreno graudated as a Telecommunications Engineer from the  Polytechnic University of Valencia. From January 2012 to September 2013, he was working as a Visiting Researcher at The University of Manchester in parallelization of Maxwell’s equations (Finite–Difference Time–Domain methods), using parallel programing models such as SSE, AVX, OpenMP, MPI and CUDA.
After that, from September 2013, he did an MPhil at The University of Manchester. The topic of his proposal was the development and implementation of an Additive Operator Splitting FDTD (AOS-FDTD) method.

Find out more about Mario and his research by watching his research videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKhZo0m96Pg&list=PLH-UxM-Y15-LOcgvdHhavJbA1v7TZmFd8&index=65 

Credit to Thomas Jackson Photography and John Hill for the research videos.