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Alan Turing interview

July 18th, 2019 by David Wood

Graham Farr was interviewed about Alan Turing on ABC Radio last night. This was prompted by the announcement that Turing will be on the new 50-pound note. Here is a recording of the entire programme; the interview is in the time range 2:34 – 2:48.

FOCS papers

July 16th, 2019 by David Wood

Three group members have had papers accepted to the 60th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2019) to be held in Baltimore in November.

Andrii Arman, Jane Gao, Nick Wormald.
Fast uniform generation of random graphs with given degree sequences.

Vida Dujmović, Gwenaël Joret, Piotr Micek, Pat Morin, Torsten Ueckerdt, David Wood.
Planar Graphs have Bounded Queue-Number.

Thesis submission for Srinibas Swain

March 1st, 2019 by David Wood

Congratulations to Srinibas Swain, who submitted his PhD thesis on 26th February. The title of the thesis is Graph parameters: theory, generation and dissemination. Main supervisor was Graham Farr, associate supervisors were Kerri Morgan (now at Deakin University) and Paul Bonnington.
Thesis submission for Srinibas Swain

ARC grant success

November 27th, 2018 by iwanless

In today’s ARC grant announcements, Heiko Dietrich, David Wood and Mikhail Isaev each received Discovery Projects. Congratulations Heiko, David and Misha!

Congratulations Tim Wilson and Kevin Hendrey

October 3rd, 2018 by iwanless

Tim Wilson and Kevin Hendrey submitted their PhD theses today, both supervised by David Wood. Congratulations Tim, Kevin and David! Tim’s thesis title is “Anagram-Free Graph Colouring and Colour Schemes”. Kevin’s thesis title is “Extremal Graph Theory for Minors, Improper Colourings and Gonality”.

Tim Wilson and Kevin Hendrey submit their PhD theses

Update February 2019: Both Kevin and Tim have passed. Congratulations Dr Hendrey and Dr Wilson!

Daniel Horsley promoted

September 28th, 2018 by iwanless

Hearty congratulations to Daniel Horsley, who has just been promoted to level D (Associate Professor), effective from 1 Jan 2019.

Congratulations to Kai Siong Yow

September 13th, 2018 by David Wood

Congratulations to Kai Siong Yow, who submitted his PhD thesis on 11th September. The title of the thesis is Tutte-Whitney polynomials for directed graphs and maps. Main supervisor was Graham Farr, associate supervisor was Kerri Morgan.

Update: Kai Siong has passed and his PhD was conferred on 6th February 2019. Congratulations, Dr Yow!

Doctor Darcy

June 23rd, 2018 by iwanless

Great work by Darcy Best, whose PhD thesis “Transversal This, Transversal That” was officially ratified by the powers-that-be on June 20. So he is now a dinky-di doctor of philosophy. If you have any philosophical ailments, book an appointment. I’m sure his fees are reasonable.

Congratulations Darcy Best

March 28th, 2018 by iwanless

Hearty congratulations to Darcy Best who submitted his PhD thesis today. His thesis is on transversals of Latin squares and related objects, (supervised by Ian Wanless)

Daniel Horsley wins Hall medal

March 11th, 2018 by iwanless

Hearty congratulations to Daniel Horsley, who has been awarded the 2017 Hall medal by the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications.

The Hall medal recognizes extensive quality research with substantial international impact by Fellows of the ICA in mid-career. Information about the ICA medals can be found at: http://luca-giuzzi.unibs.it/ICA/medals.php