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Tim’s thesis submission

February 19th, 2021 by David Wood

Today, Tim Chan submited his PhD thesis “Substructure Densities in Extremal Combinatorics” co-supervised by David Wood and Dan Kral (Warwick). The normal procession to the Graduate School was replaced by a procession to the Nott. Congratulations Tim!

Tim Chan's thesis submission

AustMS meeting

December 10th, 2020 by David Wood

The Combinatorics and Graph Theory special session of yesterday and today’s AustMS meeting featured the following talks by group members:

  • Ajani De Vas Gunasekara. An Evans-style result for block designs
  • David Wood. Stack-number is not bounded by queue-number
  • Daniel Horsley. Fraisse limits of Steiner triple systems

And the Algebra special session featured the following talks by group members:

  • Heiko Dietrich. Some comments on group isomorphism
  • Xueyu Pan. Groups of small order type
  • Subhrajyoti Saha. Orbit Isomorphic Skeleton Groups

Daniel's ̶t̶o̶y̶s̶ Fraisse limits

DECRA for James Saunderson

November 10th, 2020 by David Wood

Congratulations to James Saunderson for receiving an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award for a project “Realising the potential of hyperbolic programming”.

Congratulations to Subhrajyoti Saha

June 5th, 2020 by iwanless

Great news for Subhrajyoti Saha, whose PhD Thesis “Finite p-Groups and Coclass Theory” has just been approved. Subhra was supervised by Heiko Dietrich (with Ian Wanless as associate supervisor). Congratulations Subhra!

Congratulations to Kevin Hendrey

April 7th, 2020 by iwanless

Congratulations to Kevin Hendrey who has been awarded the 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence for his PhD thesis
Extremal Graph Theory for Minors, Improper Colourings and Gonality.
Kevin is now a post-doctoral research fellow at DIMAG in Korea.

Tall Poppy Heiko

October 18th, 2019 by David Wood

Congratulations to Heiko Dietrich who has won one of this year’s Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science awards. The awards recognise outstanding research and academic achievement, as well as excellence in communication and community engagement to promote an understanding of science.

Congratulations Hooman

September 30th, 2019 by David Wood

Congratulations to Hooman Reisi Dehkordi, who submitted his PhD thesis “The Hanani-Tutte Theorem and Non-separating Planar Graphs” today. Hooman’s main supervisor is Graham Farr, associate supervisor is David Wood, and external associate supervisor is Peter Eades.

Update: Hooman has passed and his PhD was conferred on 16th April 2020.

Tony Huynh

September 30th, 2019 by David Wood

Welcome to Tony Huynh, who today starts a 2-year post-doctoral research fellow position working mainly with David Wood. Tony’s research interests are in structural graph theory, matroids and combinatorial optimization.

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.