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About us

Meet the members of the Mathematics Research Group at Birkbeck.

Head of group

  • Maura Paterson - Research interests: information security and combinatorics.

Academic Members

  • Brad Baxter - Research interests: numerical analysis and approximation theory.
  • Andrew Bowler - Research interests: symmetric designs, Latin squares, quasigroups and non-associative algebra.
  • Ben Fairbairn - Research interests: groups and related matters in combinatorics and occasionally geometry. 
  • Sarah Hart - Research interests: product-free sets, coxeter groups and commuting graphs.
  • Simon Hubbert - Research interests: approximation theory, optimisation and mathematical finance.
  • Steve Noble - Research interests: combinatorics (graph polynomials), computational complexity (frequency assignment) and delta-matroids.
  • Ilaria Peri - Research interests: mathematical finance, quantitative finance, risk and performance measures, financial risk and backtesting.

Phd students

  • Angela Aguele (PhD student)
  • Ammad Ahmed (PhD student)
  • Simon Fretwell (PhD student)
  • Dan McVeagh (PhD student)
  • Denis Mazières (PhD student)
  • Yifei Mo (PhD student)
  • Adetokunbo Olufodun (PhD student)
  • Aziza Sentissi (PhD student)

Former PhD Students

  • Amal Sbeiti Clarke (supervised by Sarah Hart, completed 2018)
  • Chimere Anabanti (supervised by Sarah Hart, completed 2017)
  • Emilio Pierro (supervised by Ben Fairbairn, completed 2015)