Catherine Greenhill

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Catherine Greenhill is an Australian mathematician known for her research on random graphs, combinatorial enumeration and Markov chains.[1] She is an associate professor of mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New South Wales,[1] and an editor-in-chief of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics.[1][2]

Greenhill did her undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland, and remained there for a master's degree, working with Anne Penfold Street there.[1] She earned her Ph.D. in 1996 at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Peter M. Neumann. Her dissertation was From Multisets to Matrix Groups: Some Algorithms Related to the Exterior Square.[1][3] After postdoctoral research with Martin Dyer at the University of Leeds and Nick Wormald at the University of Melbourne, Greenhill joined the University of New South Wales in 2003.[1] She was promoted to associate professor in 2014, becoming the first female mathematician to earn such a promotion at UNSW.[4]

Greenhill was the 2010 winner of the Hall Medal of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications.[5] She was president of the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia for 2011–2013.[6] In 2015 the Australian Academy of Science awarded her their Christopher Heyde Medal for distinguished research in the mathematical sciences.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Catherine Greenhill: Biography, University of New South Wales, retrieved 2018-02-25
  2. ^ Editorial team, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, retrieved 2018-02-25
  3. ^ Catherine Greenhill at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ a b Catherine Greenhill wins Australian Academy of Science 2015 Christopher Heyde Medal, University of New South Wales, 24 November 2015, retrieved 2018-02-25
  5. ^ ICA Medals, Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, retrieved 2018-02-25
  6. ^ CMSA Council, Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia, retrieved 2018-10-11

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