Discrete mathematics

Our discrete mathematics group researches graph theory, algorithms, combinatorial designs, error-correcting codes, and extremal set theory.

We are lucky to enjoy a very visual subject, where geometric structures and coloured labellings often appear. In addition, discrete math has applications to theoretical computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, and biology, not to mention relationships with the rest of mathematics.

The four regular faculty members in our group are joined by a strong group of graduate students, visitors, postdoctoral fellows, adjunct professors, and colleagues from computer science. We hold a weekly seminar and have hosted a range of events, from small workshops to large international conferences.

All in all, UVic is among the top schools in the world for studying discrete mathematics.

Faculty

NameContactResearch interests
Butterfield,  Jane
Office: DTB A445
Graph theory and mathematics education.
Dukes,  Peter
Office: DTB A525
Combinatorics.
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Huang,  Jing
Office: DTB A549
Graph theory, algorithms and complexity.
MacGillivray,  Gary
Office: DTB A442
Discrete mathematics, graph theory, theoretical computing science.
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Mynhardt,  Kieka
Office: DTB A541
Graph theory.
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Simmons,  Jill
Office: DTB A537
Mathematics education, discrete math
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Adjuncts

NameContactResearch interests
Brewster, Richard
Office:
Discrete mathematics; theoretical computer science; computational complexity; graph theory; polynomial time algorithms and good characterizations; graph homomorphisms and colouring problems; domination problems; graph packings and matchings; local search heuristics and discrete optimization.
Oellermann, Ortrud
Office:
Graph theory with emphasis on distance notions in graphs including graph convexity, graph connectivity and the path partition conjecture for oriented graphs.
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PhD students

NameContactSupervisor
Bard,  Stephan
Office: DTB A554
MacGillivray
Niezen,  Joanna
Office: DTB A554
Dukes
Teshima,  Laura
Office: DTB A557
Mynhardt
Wodlinger,  Jane
Office: DTB A534
Mynhardt
Yang,  Feiran  (Frank)
Office: DTB A557
MacGillivray
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Master's students

NameContactSupervisor
Bowditch,  Flora
Office: DTB A457
Dukes
Halliday,  Felicia
Office:
MacGillivray,Butterfield
Liu,  Meixin
Office: DTB A457
dukes
Mullin,  Frederick
Office: DTB A418c
MacGillivray
Neilson,  Linda
Office:
Mynhardt
Watson,  David  (Charlie)
Office: DTB A418c
Dukes, Mynhardt
Wheeler,  Mackenzie
Office: DTB A418c
MacGilivray
Ye,  Fay
Office:
Huang
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