Associate Professor
School of Mathematics and Statistics
UNSW Sydney
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Catherine Greenhill


I was an undergraduate at the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia, where I completed a Bachelor of Science followed by an M.Sc. by research, supervised by Anne Street. My doctoral research was performed at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, under the supervision of Peter Neumann.

My first postdoctoral position was held at the School of Computer Studies (now the School of Computing) of the University of Leeds. I worked with Martin Dyer on the analysis combinatorial Markov chains and related questions of computational complexity. Then I moved back to Australia to take up an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Mathematics Department of the University of Melbourne. I worked with Nick Wormald on the study of random regular graphs.

In January 2003 I joined the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales), where I am a member of the Combinatorics research group. I was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. My most frequent collaborator these days is Brendan McKay from the Australian National University. We mostly work on problems in asymptotic enumeration of combinatorial structures.

I am an Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics and a member of the Council of the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia. I was awarded the 2015 Christopher Heyde Medal in Pure Mathematics by the Australian Academy of Science, jointly with Scott Morrison from ANU. The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications has awarded me the 2010 Hall Medal.

Mathematical miscellanea

  • My Erdős number is 2. (Follow the link then click on either Erdos1 or Erdos2 and you'll find me in the file.)
  • My mathematical family tree. I am no longer a leaf!
  • My h-index computed using MathSciNet is 11; computed using Scopus is 14; computed using Google Scholar is 19. (Updated May 2016.) Make of that what you will. (The ghosts of Citations Past, Present and Future?)
  • Combinatorics at UNSW.
  • A visual representation of the titles of my papers, created July 2010.