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Some of the best programmers in the world!

November 10th, 2016 by iwanless

In the recent worldwide IEEEXtreme 10.0 programming contest two Monash teams placed 4th and 5th out of the more than 2000 teams that competed. Both teams were coached by our very own Darcy Best. Darcy is a PhD student and veteran of several world finals in programming competitions.

ARC Grant Success

November 1st, 2016 by David Wood

In today’s announcement of ARC grants, Daniel Horsley received a future fellowship, while Jane Gao and Anita Liebenau received DECRAs. Congratulations to all!

Dr Eric Zhou

October 28th, 2016 by David Wood

Congratulations to Eric Zhou on his PhD graduation today. Eric’s thesis title is “Phase Transitions of Some Discrete Models in Statistical Mechanics”. Congratulations also to Main Supervisor, Tim Garoni, and Associate Supervisors Greg Markowsky and Daniel Tokarev.

Ian at The LaboraStory

October 5th, 2016 by David Wood

Ian Wanless gave a most entertaining talk at The Laborastory today, as part of their annual villains edition.

Michael Brand in The Conversation

September 27th, 2016 by David Wood

Michael Brand has just had an article, “Can Facebook influence an election result?“, published in The Conversation. It has attracted a lot of interest, including an ABC TV interview, three radio interviews, and a quotation in the Washington Post.

Daniel Horsley wins the Kirkman medal!

September 19th, 2016 by iwanless

Big congratulations to Daniel Horsley, who has just been awarded the Kirkman medal by the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications. The medal is a worldwide recognition for outstanding discoveries by an early career researcher in combinatorics.

3 Minute Thesis

August 10th, 2016 by David Wood

Congratulations to Darcy Best who won the Faculty of Science 3 Minute Thesis Competition as well as winning the people’s vote. Darcy will now represent the Faculty at the Monash-wide competition.

Happy birthday!

July 20th, 2016 by David Wood

The Monash Discrete Mathematics Research Group is 10 years old today. Click here for the full history.

Maths Graduate Open Day

July 15th, 2016 by David Wood

The School of Mathematical Sciences is hosting a Maths Graduate Open Day on Friday, 9 September, 2016. Potential postgraduate students from Australia and New Zealand will be invited to visit the School and meet with academics to discuss research topics, meet with current postgraduate students, spend some time on campus, and also enjoy an evening out in the city of Melbourne. Applications to participate close on Friday, 19 August 2016. Also see the `students’ page on the right.

Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics Downunder

June 22nd, 2016 by David Wood

The discrete maths group hosted the workshop “Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics Downunder” last week (13-17 June). The workshop was a great success, with 64 participants including 32 from overseas and with 8 Australian universities represented. A highlight of the workshop were talks by 20 invited speakers, and the contributed talks were also of a very high standard. In the feedback we received, several people simply said it was the best conference they had ever attended!

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