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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.

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.

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

Update: Srinibas has passed and his PhD was conferred on 7th August 2019. Congratulations, Dr Swain! Srinibas is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati.

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! Kai Siong is now at the Department of Mathematics, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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.