My research can be
grouped into two main themes:
- Coding Theory - My PhD was in the area of codes
with a disparity property. As a post doc my main interest was the
synchronization of variable length codes and robust data compression and
this continues to be of interest. I am also interested in error correcting
codes including constant weight codes, permutation codes and the
applications of coding theory to Mobile Communications and also DNA.
- Enumerative Combinatorics – my main interest is the
application of techniques in this area to recreational maths problems
including Sudoku, Kakuro, Magic Squares and Chess problems.
I have had the
pleasure of supervising 7 PhD students and 2 MPhil students. I am currently
supervising 1 PhD student in the area of Magic Squares.
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