Dr Jessica Claridge

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS)
Dr Jessica Claridge



  • PhD in Mathematics Royal Holloway University of London, (2017)

  • MSci in Mathematics Queen Mary University of London, (2012)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex (8/8/2019 - present)

  • Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics, Essex Pathways Department, University of Essex (1/8/2017 - 7/8/2019)

  • FMSP Area Coordinator, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex (1/4/2017 - 30/9/2017)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Network Coding

Key words: combinatorics
Open to supervise

Information Theory

Key words: Entropy
Open to supervise

Coding Theory

Key words: Coding theory
Open to supervise

Mathematics Education

Key words: risk
Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Geometry, Algebra, and Number theory (MA125)

  • Cryptography and Codes (MA315)


Publications (1)

Blackburn, SR. and Claridge, J., (2022). The capacity of a finite field matrix channel

Journal articles (3)

Bailey, JD., Claridge, J. and Partner, A., (2024). Investigating students’ perception of the importance of calculus: a cross-discipline comparison to inform module development. MSOR Connections. 22 (1), 5-27

Blackburn, SR. and Claridge, J., (2019). Finite-Field Matrix Channels for Network Coding. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 65 (3), 1614-1625

Claridge, J. and Chatzigeorgiou, I., (2017). Probability of Partially Decoding Network-Coded Messages. IEEE Communications Letters. 21 (9), 1945-1948

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