Dr Roger Behrend

Dr Roger Behrend

Senior Lecturer

School of Mathematics

Email:
behrendr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5543
Location:
M/2.45, Maths and Education Building , Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG

During 2017–2018, Dr Behrend is based at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria.

Current research

  • Combinatorics, including alternating sign matrices, graphs, lattice paths, plane partitions, polytopes.

Current supervision

  • Hassan Izanloo, PhD, 2014-2018.

Professional memberships

  • London Mathematical Society.
  • Institute of Physics.

Qualifications

  • BSc, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • MSc, Imperial College London, UK.
  • PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Previous positions

  • Research Fellow, University of Bonn, Germany.
  • Research Fellow, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA.

Modules taught

  • MA0017 Elementary Mathematical Methods I.
  • MA0122 Algebra I.
  • MA1700 Numerical Analysis I.
  • MA0213 Groups.
  • MA2700 Numerical Analysis II.
  • MA0323 Statistical Mechanics.
  • MA3003 Groups, Rings and Fields.
  • MA3004 Combinatorics.
  • MA4901 Reading Module.

Teaching-related roles

  • Chair of Year Two Examination Board.
  • Member of Extenuating Circumstances Panel.
  • Undergraduate Open Day Speaker.
  • Year Two Tutor.

Teaching award

  • Lecturer of the Year, 2016–2017.

Research areas

  • Combinatorics, including alternating sign matrices, graphs, lattice paths, plane partitions, polytopes.
  • Mathematical physics, including conformal field theory, integrable statistical mechanical models.

Selected conference talks

  • Programme on Algorithmic and Enumerative Combinatorics, 16 October – 24 November 2017, Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics, Vienna, Austria.
  • Programme on Statistical Mechanics, Integrability and Combinatorics, 11 May – 3 July 2015, Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics, Florence, Italy.
  • Programme on Combinatorics, Geometry and Physics, 2 June – 31 July 2014, Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics, Vienna, Austria.
  • Workshop on Algebraic Combinatorics Related to Young Diagrams and Statistical Physics, 6–10 August 2012, International Institute for Advanced Studies, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 68th Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, 25–28 March 2012, Domaine Saint-Jacques, France.
  • StatPhys24 Satellite Meeting on Combinatorics and Mathematical Physics, 12–14 July 2010, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Coimbra Meeting on 0-1 Matrix Theory and Related Topics, 17–19 June 2010, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Programme on Combinatorics and Statistical Physics, 1 February – 15 June 2008, Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics, Vienna, Austria.
  • Programme on Combinatorics and Statistical Mechanics, 14 January – 4 July 2008, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK.
  • 6th International Conference on Lattice Path Combinatorics and Applications, 12–14 July 2007, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, USA.
  • 5th Permutation Patterns Conference, 11–15 June 2007, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK.
  • Gregynog Mathematics Colloquium, 21–23 May 2007, Gregynog, UK.
  • Workshop on Combinatorial Problems Raised by Statistical Mechanics, 19–23 February 2007, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, Montréal, Canada.
  • 6th Bologna Workshop on Conformal Field Theories and Integrable Models, 22–25 September 2004, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Selected departmental talks

  • City University of London, UK, Department of Mathematics, 21 March 2017.
  • University of South Wales, UK, School of Computing and Mathematics, 26 October 2016.
  • University of Melbourne, Australia, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 11 August 2016.
  • Queen Mary University of London, UK, School of Mathematical Sciences, 11 March 2016.
  • University of Glasgow, UK, School of Mathematics and Statistics, 18 February 2016.
  • Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, UK, 17 February 2016.
  • Royal Holloway University of London, UK, Department of Mathematics, 2 December 2014.
  • University of Glasgow, UK, School of Mathematics and Statistics, 13 November 2012.
  • University of Kent, UK, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, 12 June 2012.
  • University of Melbourne, Australia, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 16 & 17 May 2011.
  • Pierre and Marie Curie University, France, Theoretical and High Energy Physics Laboratory, 24 March 2011.
  • Swansea University, UK, Mathematics Department, 6 November 2007.
  • University of Melbourne, Australia, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 6 September 2007.
  • Open University, UK, Mathematics Department, 8 December 2005.
  • University of Edinburgh, UK, School of Mathematics, 8 December 2004.
  • University of York, UK, Department of Mathematics, 26 June 2003.
  • University of Oxford, UK, Mathematical Institute, 26 February 2002.

Visiting research positions

  • Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria, 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018.
  • Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics, Florence, Italy, 14 May – 6 June 2015.
  • Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics, Vienna, Austria, 8–21 June 2014.
  • Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics, Vienna, Austria, 8 May – 13 June 2008.
  • Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK, 14 January – 25 April 2008.

Research-related roles

  • Reviewer for journals and funding agencies.
  • Treasurer of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Group, Institute of Physics, 2012–2016.
  • Isaac Newton Institute Correspondent.

Conference organisation

  • 29th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, Queen Mary University of London, UK, 9–13 July 2017.
  • Workshop on Combinatorial Physics, Cardiff University, UK, 17–19 December 2013.