School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham |

## Dr. Richard Mycroft## Senior Lecturer in MathematicsEmail: r.mycroft @ bham.ac.ukOffice: Room 322, Watson Building (R15 on the Campus map) |

## Combinatorics, Probability and Algorithms at Birmingham

## My Publications and Preprints

## My Research

My research interests lie in the field of combinatorics, and more specifically in the area of extremal graph theory. In particular I have worked extensively on embedding problems relating to hypergraphs and directed graphs. From 2018 to 2021 my programme of research is being supported by a £295k EPSRC Standard Grant for a project titled `Properties of Extremal and Random Hypergraphs'; previous my research was supported from 2015 to 2017 by a £124k EPSRC First Grant for a project titled `Embeddings in Hypergraphs'.I began my research career with PhD study at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Deryk Osthus and co-supervised by Daniela Kühn; my doctoral thesis, submitted in 2010, was titled "The regularity method for directed graphs and hypergraphs". I then held a position for one year as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with Peter Keevash at Queen Mary, University of London, before returning to the University of Birmingham to take up a lectureship in June 2011. In 2017 I was promoted to Senior Lecturer.

I am currently supervisor for Amarja Kathapurkar, a first-year PhD student at the University of Birmingham. Prior to this I supervised two PhD students from 2014 to 2018: Frederik Garbe (now a postdoctoral researcher at the Czech Academy of Sciences) and Tássio Naia. From 2016 to 2017 I also supervised the work of Dr Andrew McDowell, who was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham funded by my EPSRC standard grant.I am always keen to hear from talented students who are interested in PhD research; please do get in touch if you would like further information.

Together with Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus I organised a workshop on Probabilistic methods in Graph Theory, which was held in March 2012. In Spring 2015 I organised the Birmingham Combinatorics Seminar, and in Spring 2017 I organised a reading group on hypergraph Turan theory. From 2012 to 2018 I also jointly organised the Birmingham mathematics colloquium. Together with Allan Lo, Guillem Perarnau and Andrew Treglown I am organising the 2019 British Combinatorial Conference to be held at the University of Birmingham, and I am currently a member of the British Combinatorial Committee.

## My Teaching

Since moving to Birmingham in June 2011, I have lectured the following courses:- 2018-19: 1AC Combinatorics I (Year 1/2)
- 2017-18: 1AC Combinatorics I (Year 1/2)
- 2016-17: 1AC Combinatorics I (Year 1/2)
- 2015-16: 1AC Combinatorics I (Year 1/2)
- 2014-15: 1AC Combinatorics I (Year 1/2), 3P16/4P16 Combinatorics (Year 3/4)
- 2013-14: 1AC Combinatorics I (Year 1/2), 2M09/3M09 Introduction to Operations Management (Year 2/3)
- 2012-13: 1D Discrete Mathematics (Year 1/2), 2M09/3M09 Introduction to Operations Management (Year 2/3)
- 2011-12: 1X Graph Colouring (Year 1), 2M09/3M09 Introduction to Operations Management (Year 2/3)

Last updated: February 2019