Archive for the ‘news’ Category

Congratulations Hooman

Monday, September 30th, 2019

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

Monday, September 30th, 2019

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

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

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.

ARC grant success

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

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

Daniel Horsley promoted

Friday, September 28th, 2018

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

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

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

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

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

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

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

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

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:

Wanless on the box

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Ian Wanless’ television career is burgeoning. Tonight he is in action on The Chase.