# Discrete Mathematics

## About

Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are by nature discrete rather than continuous. It includes combinatorics and graph theory

## Academic Staff

**Dr Richard BRAK** (Senior Lecturer)

Research interests: *Enumerative combinatorics, Statistical Mechanics, Stochastic Processes, Critical Phenomena (phase transitions), Markov processes, Combinatorics, Orthogonal functions and polynomials, Polymers, Modelling of biological systems*

**Prof Jan DE GIER** (Head of School)

Research interests: *Stochastic Processes, Integrable models, Mathematical Physics, Combinatorics*

**Prof Aleks OWCZAREK** (Professor)

Research interests: *Exact solutions of lattice models, Statistical Mechanics, Enumerative combinatorics, Mathematical Physics, Integrable systems, Lattice polymer models*

**Prof Arun RAM** (Professor)

Research interests: *Representation theory*

**Dr Michael WHEELER** (Senior Lecturer)

Research interests: *Algebraic Combinatorics, Exactly solvable lattice models , Stochastic Processes, Integrable probability, Symmetric function theory*

**Dr Binzhou XIA** (Lecturer)

Research interests: *Group Theory, Combinatorics, Algebraic Graph Theory*

**Prof Sanming ZHOU** (Professor)

Research interests: *Algebraic Graph Theory, Graph Structure and Dynamics, Random Graph Processes, Network Optimisation, Algebraic Combinatorics, Operations Research, Theoretical Computer Science*

## Research Fellows

**Dr Nicholas BEATON** (Research Fellow)

**Dr Jesper IPSEN** (Research Fellow)

**Dr Michael WHEELER** (ARC DECRA)

Research interests: *Combinatorics*

## Honorary Staff

**Professor Andrew BARBOUR**

Professorial Fellow (Associate)
**Professor Daryl DALEY**

Professorial Fellow (Associate)
**Emeritus Professor Anthony (Tony) GUTTMANN**

Emeritus Professor (Associate)

## Visitors

Dr Yangming LI (Department of Mathematics, Guangdong University of Education)

Dr Benjian LYU (Beijing Normal University)

## Postgraduate Students

ANDERSEN Patrick – ‘Coverage and connectivity in wireless sensor networks’

CHEN Zeying

FOXCROFT John – ‘Combinatorial Enumeration and the Bethe Ansatz’

MOORE William – ‘Bi-orthogonal Polynomials and the Combinatorics of Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process’

POZNANOVIC Nemanja

SURANI Muhammad Adib – ‘The Isoperimetric Problem in Block Designs’

XU Ruijie – ‘Some interacting quarter plane walk rpoblems’

ZHENG Shasha

## Masters (RT) Students

PILBROW Anupama

YAP Roro