Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation
Understanding the world through symmetry
The Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation Research Cluster at UWA brings together an internationally recognised team of pure mathematicians with a diverse skill set. They work in the broad areas of group theory and combinatorics. Group theory is the mathematical abstraction of symmetry, while combinatorics studies discrete structures such as graphs (also called networks). The group also has considerable expertise in combinatorial computation.
The group fosters a highly collaborative style of working and by combining individual strengths, the group produces extraordinary results.
Research opportunities are always available for students from honours projects through to PhD topics. Staff are eager to supervise projects in any of their areas of expertise, see below for a representative list. If you would like to submit an expression of interest for a research opportunity, fill out our form or email; firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Received $2.8 million+ in ARC research funding since 2013
One Future Fellow and four DECRA Fellows in the past five years
Achieved a five (well above world standard) for Pure Mathematics in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia outcomes
Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation expertise includes:
- Group theory
- Group actions
- Graph theory
- Algebraic combinatorics
- Matroid theory
- Finite geometry
- Computational group theory
- Combinatorial computation