Head of Pure Mathematics
School of Mathematics, University of Manchester
I am a mathematician and computer scientist, interested in semigroup theory, tropical algebra and geometry, combinatorial and geometric group theory, formal languages and automata, cryptography, computational complexity, parallel processing, quantum computing, and especially the interactions between these fields.
When I'm not actually doing maths, I am running the Pure Mathematics Group in Manchester, coordinating the North British Semigroups and Applications Network (NBSAN), or editing the journal Communications in Algebra. And when I'm not doing that, I'm a father (of three), husband, rambler, fellwalker, consumer, commuter, cyclist, motorist, genealogist, cross-country skier and crossword enthusiast.
- The 22nd NBSAN meeting was held in Manchester on 20th November 2015.
- A new research preprint, Amenability and geometry of semigroups (joint with Bob Gray), is available here.
- The 21st NBSAN meeting was held in Colchester on 10th July 2015.
- A slightly less new research preprint, A large class of sofic monoids, is available here.