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Structural Graph Theory Downunder II

March 27th, 2022 by David Wood

This week group members organised and participated in the MATRIX workshop Structural Graph Theory Downunder II. It was wonderful to do face-to-face mathematics again. The participants included seven international visitors, six of whom are staying on at Monash for another week.

MATRIX workshop participants

ARC Discovery Projects

January 17th, 2022 by David Wood

Congratulations to group members Daniel Horsley, Nick Wormald and Ron Steinfeld for receiving ARC Discovery Projects.

Best student talk prize

December 17th, 2021 by David Wood

Congratulations to honours student Jack Allsop (supervised by Ian Wanless) who just shared the Anne Penfold Street prize for best student talk at the 43rd Australasian Combinatorics Conference. His talk was entitled “Row-Hamiltonian Latin Squares”. Jack is the 4th group member to win this prize:

Monash, global leader in Discrete Mathematics

November 10th, 2021 by David Wood

Monash University is recognised as a “global leader” in discrete mathematics in the latest research report of The Australian newspaper. Only 20 research groups in Australia (across all disciplines) were given this status.

Nick Wormald was named the top researcher in Australia in theoretical computer science, and David Wood was named the top researcher in Australia in both discrete mathematics and pure & applied mathematics.

Some recent notable publications

October 4th, 2021 by David Wood

James Wilson and Heiko Dietrich.
Group isomorphism is nearly-linear time for most orders.
FOCS 2021.

Jane Gao, Reshma Ramadurai, Ian Wanless, Nick Wormald.
Full rainbow matchings in graphs and hypergraphs.
Combin. Probab. Comput. 2021.

Anthony B. Evans, Adam Mammoliti, Ian M. Wanless.
Latin squares with maximal partial transversals of many lengths.
J. Combin. Theory Ser. A 2021.

Daniel Horsley, Bridget S. Webb.
Countable homogeneous Steiner triple systems avoiding specified subsystems.
J. Combin. Theory Ser. A 2021.

Vida Dujmović, David Eppstein, Robert Hickingbotham, Pat Morin, David R. Wood
Stack-number is not bounded by queue-number.
Combinatorica 2021

Congratulations Eileen Pan

September 23rd, 2021 by David Wood

Congratulations to Eileen Pan for completing her M.Phil. degree, supervised by Heiko Dietrich. Her thesis Groups of small order type has also been published in the Journal of Symbolic Computation. Eileen will start a Warwick-Monash joint PhD, supervised by Heiko Dietrich and Adam Thomas.

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

Update 19th June: Tim’s thesis has been accepted!

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!