Research group


Discrete Analysis and Combinatorics at Cambridge

There is a regular Combinatorics seminar at 2:30pm on Thursday afternoons, and the occasional Discrete Analysis seminar at 1:45pm on Wednesdays. All are welcome.

We are also a participant node in the Warwick-Oxbridge-Manchester-Bristol-London 1-day meeting in additive combinatorics and analytic number theory (WOMBL).

Senior members of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge with research interests more or less closely related to my own include:

Tim Gowers | Andrew Thomason | Imre Leader | Julian Sahasrabudhe | Peter Varju | Andras Zsak

Current and former graduate students

Joe Deakin
PhD student, University of Cambridge, since October 2023.
Previously: MASt University of Cambridge 2023

Leo Versteegen
PhD student, University of Cambridge, since October 2020.
Previously: Masters University of Hamburg 2020

Valeriia Gladkova
PhD student, University of Cambridge, since October 2019.
Previously: MFoCS University of Oxford 2019

Pierre-Yves Bienvenu
PhD University of Bristol 2014--2018
Thesis title: Linear, bilinear and polynomial configurations in function fields and the primes
Currently: Teaching fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Luka Rimanic
PhD University of Bristol 2014--2018 (co-supervised by Trevor Wooley)
Thesis title: Arithmetic progressions, corners, and loneliness
Currently: Google, Zurich

Postdocs mentored

Gabriel Conant
Postdoctoral fellow (with Tim Gowers), University of Cambridge 2019--present
Currently: Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Yufei Zhao
Simons postdoctoral fellow, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing Berkeley, Spring 2017
Currently: Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Caroline Terry
Simons postdoctoral fellow, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing Berkeley, Spring 2017
Currently: Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Thomas Bloom
Heilbronn fellow, University of Bristol, 2014--2017
Currently: Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Pablo Candela
Postdoctoral fellow (with Harald Helfgott), Ecole normale supérieure, 2012--2013
Currently: Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Past project students

Sofia Zotova
Undergraduate summer research student, University of Cambridge, Summer 2023

Akshat Mudgal
Undergraduate summer research student, University of Bristol, Summer 2016
Currently: Postdoc, University of Oxford

Alex Saad
Undergraduate summer research student, University of Bristol, Summer 2014
Currently: PhD student, University of Oxford

Eric Naslund
Stage de recherche, Ecole polytechnique, Spring 2013

Yuncheng Lin
Summer Programme for Undergraduate Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer 2008

Cordelia Link
Summer Programme for Undergraduate Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Summer 2008

Information for prospective students and postdocs

Undergraduate students:
Due to other commitments, I have no vacancies for projects in 2024.

Graduate students:
Since I presently supervise three graduate students, it is unlikely that I will be able to accept a PhD student for entry in October 2024. Prospective applicants should note that I would normally expect prospective graduate students to have completed Part III, or be able to demonstrate a comparable level of breadth and depth of mathematical background. Generally speaking, a good time for applicants to get in touch with prospective supervisors is between mid-November and early December, as applications for funded places are due in early January.

Postdocs:
The only funded departmental postdoctoral position currently available is the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship, which is normally advertised in November.
College research fellowships are advertised from time to time, usually between July and October. Further information is available here.
Researchers at the appropriate career stage may also be interested in applying for one of the following:

EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowships
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowships

These applications require departmental support, and there is an internal selection process in place. Candidates are therefore advised to get in touch at least four months before the funder's deadline.

This page was last updated 14th December 2023.