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 (1991) followed by an M.Sc. by research (1992), supervised by Anne Street. My doctoral research was performed at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, under the supervision of Peter Neumann. I completed my DPhil in 1996.

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 of combinatorial Markov chains and related questions of computational complexity (1997 - 1999). Then in 2000 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 Professor on 1 January 2019. 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. For my other research interests, see my research page.

I am an Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics. and Incoming Chair of WIMSIG (so I'll be Chair of WIMSIG in 2021 and 2022). WIMSIG is the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Australian Mathematical Society. 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 awarded me the 2010 Hall Medal.

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