Curriculum vitae of Anders Claesson

Research interests

Enumerative and algebraic combinatorics; in particular, permutation statistics, permutation patterns and partially ordered sets

Employment

Education

  • Chalmers University of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy, 1998–2004. Thesis: Permutation patterns, continued fractions, and a group determined by an ordered set (ISBN 0346-718x). Advisor: Professor Einar Steingrímsson. Defense: February 27, 2004. Opponent: Mireille Bousquet-Mélou, director of research at LaBRI, Université Bordeaux 1
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Licentiate of Philosophy, 1998–2001. Thesis: Generalised Pattern Avoidance
  • Göteborg University, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 1994–1998. (Including one year of studies at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)

Pedagogical education

Completed the course “Supervising post graduate research” at Strathclyde University (2012). This course qualifies me as first advisor for doctoral students in the UK.

Research visits

Visited Michael Albert at University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) for one and a half months in the winter of 2012 and for three months in the winter of 2010; visited Petter Brändén at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm) for two weeks in the spring of 2009; visited David Wagner at the University of Waterloo for four months in the spring/summer of 2002; visited Mireille Bousquet-Mélou at LaBRI, Université Bordeaux 1, for one month in the spring of 2001.

Journal Publications and Preprints

See http://akc.is/papers/

Presentations at international conferences

  1. Plenary/Invited talk at the Scottish Combinatorics Meeting in St Andrews, Counting with sign-reversing involutions, April 2017
  2. Plenary/Invited talk at Permutation Patterns 2016 in Washington DC, Interval orders and their interpretations in terms of permutations, June 2016
  3. Permutation Patterns 2015 in London, An exponential formula for counting subsets, subwords and permutation patterns, June 2015
  4. NORCOM—The 11th Nordic Combinatorial Conference, KTH (Sweden), Upper bounds for the Stanley-Wilf limit of layered patterns, June 2013
  5. Invited talk in a Special Session on Permutations at the AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego, Upper bounds for the Stanley-Wilf limit of 1324, January 2013
  6. Permutation Patterns 2011 at California Polytechnic State Unviersity, 1324-avoiders with few inversions June 2011
  7. Aurora Borealis Combinatorics Workshop, Abisko (Sweden), Mesh Patterns, December 2010
  8. Invited talk in a Special Session on Permutations at the AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Francisco, \(n!\) matchings, \(n!\) posets, January 2010
  9. FPSAC—International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, San Francisco, \(n!\) matchings, \(n!\) posets, August 2010
  10. Permutation Patterns 2010 at Dartmouth College, Expanding permutation statistics as sums of permutation patterns, August 2010
  11. FPSAC—International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, Unlabeled (2+2)-free posets, ascent sequences and pattern avoiding permutations, July 2009
  12. 24th Nordic and 1st Franco-Nordic Congress of Mathematicians, Reykjavik, Permutations in new guises, Iceland, January 2005
  13. FPSAC—International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, Arizona State University, Generalised pattern avoidance, May 2001

Selected other presentations

  1. The Icelandic Mathematical Society, University of Iceland, Conway’s napkin problem, May 2017
  2. Math Colloquium, University of Iceland, Interval orders via combinatorial species and ballot matrices, February 2016
  3. Combinatorics seminar at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Interval orders via combinatorial species and ballot matrices, November 2015
  4. Reykjavik University, ICE-TCS, Research Seminar Series, Pascal’s matrix and incidence algebras, April 2015
  5. Colloquium at The Open University, The monotonicity of principal pattern classes with respect to inversions, Milton Keynes, February 2014
  6. Reykjavik University, ICE-TCS, Research Seminar Series, Interval orders can be viewed as pairs of permutations, April 2014
  7. Computer Science and Information Science Seminars, University of Otago, Conway’s Napkin Problem, March 2010
  8. CISeminar, University of Strathclyde, New directions in permutation patterns, September 2010
  9. University of Iceland, Permutations in two new guises, October 2010
  10. Combinatorics seminar at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), (2+2)-free posets, ascent sequences and pattern avoiding permutations, April 2009
  11. Combinatorics Seminar at Reykjavik University, Factors in binary strings ,February 2009
  12. Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar Series, Reykjavik University, Conway’s Napkin Problem, November 2009
  13. Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem (BME), Unlabeled (2+2)-free posets, ascent sequences and pattern avoiding permutations, October 2008
  14. Combinatorics seminar at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Stack sorting, trees and pattern avoidance, December 2007
  15. Reykjavik University, ICE-TCS, Research Seminar Series, Stack sorting, trees and pattern avoidance, October 2007
  16. Reykjavik University, ICE-TCS, Research Seminar Series, The generating power of continued fractions, March 2007
  17. University of Iceland, The generating power of continued fractions, April 2007
  18. Combinatorics seminar at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Conway’s napkin problem, December 2006
  19. ICE-TCS Theory Day, Reykjavik University, An introduction to permutation patterns, June 2006
  20. Reykjavik University, ICE-TCS, Research Seminar Series, May 2006
  21. Reykjavik University, ICE-TCS, Research Seminar Series, Conway’s Napkin Problem, March 2006
  22. The Icelandic Mathematical Society, University of Iceland, Continued Fractions and Increasing Subsequences in Permutations, October 2006
  23. University of Iceland, October 2006
  24. The Icelandic Mathematical Society, The art of bijections and the science of generating functions, August 2006
  25. Mathematics Seminar at the University of Karlstad, Conways servettproblem, December 2005
  26. Combinatorics Seminar at Chalmers University of Technology, Conways servettproblem, November 2005
  27. Kalmars Matematiska Kollokvium, En permutationsgrupp betämd av pomängd, October 2005
  28. Kalmars Matematiska Kollokvium, Conways servettproblem, September 2005
  29. Kalmars Matematiska Kollokvium, Vad kedjebråk och Pascals triangel har med mönster i permutationer att göra, June 2004
  30. Kalmars Matematiska Kollokvium, Permutationsmönster, October 2004
  31. Summer School on Combinatorics of Groups and Algebras, CIRM, Luminy, Permutation patterns and Catalan continued fractions, July 2004
  32. Combinatorics Seminar at Chalmers University of Technology, Gröbner bases, March 2003
  33. Tutte Colloquium, University of Waterloo, May 2002 1. Combinatorics Seminar at LaBRI, Université Bordeaux 1, Generalised Pattern Avoidance, February 2001
  34. Combinatorics Seminar at Chalmers University of Technology, Permutations, Patterns, and Binary Trees, September 2001
  35. Combinatorics Seminar at Chalmers University of Technology, The Coding of Permutations and Set Partitions by Labelled Motzkin Paths, April 2001
  36. Combinatorics Seminar at Chalmers University of Technology, Rook Theory, February 2001

Posters

  1. 24th International Conference on Formal Power Series & Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2012), Nagoya, Sorting and preimages of pattern classes, with Henning Úlfarsson, August 2012
  2. 23rd International Conference on Formal Power Series & Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2011), Reykjavík, Partition and composition matrices: two matrix analogues of set partitions, with Mark Dukes and Martina Kubitzke, June 2011
  3. 22nd International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2010), Pattern avoidance in partial permutations, with Vit Jelínek, Eva Jelínková, Sergey Kitaev, August 2010
  4. 22nd International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2010), San Francisco State University, n! matchings, n! posets, with Svante Linusson, August 2010
  5. 20th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (FPSAC 2008), Classification of bijections between 321- and 132-avoiding permutations, with Sergey Kitaev, June 2008

Research Grants

  1. Co-recipient of a project grant: Finding structure in sets of permutations, Iceland Research Fund, 2014–2016. Grant reference: 141761051
    Amount: 9,790,000 ISK
  2. University of Strathclyde Faculty of Science Starter Grant. 2011–2012
    Amount: 11,000 GBP
  3. Co-recipient of a Grant for Excellence: Combinatorics on Words and Permutations, Iceland Research Fund, 2009–2011. Grant reference: 90038011, 90038012, 90038013
    Amount: 67,609,000 ISK
  4. Postdoc grant as a part of a Grant of Excellence: Permutation patterns, Iceland Research Fund, 2006–2008. Grant reference: 60005011, 60005012, 60005013
    Amount: 24,886,000 ISK
  • Guest editor, Pure Mathematics and Applications, special issue devoted to Permutation Patterns 2012
  • Referee work for Journals: Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A, Advances of Applied Mathematics, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, European Journal of Combinatorics, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics, Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, Annals of Combinatorics, Journal of Integer Sequences, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics and Applications, The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, The Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science.
  • Referee work for Conferences: PP13–The eleventh conference on Permutation Patterns, PP10–The eighth conference on Permutation Patterns, PP09–The seventh conference on Permutation Patterns, SOFSEM09—35th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, FPSAC09–21st International Conference on Formal Power Series & Algebraic Combinatorics, PP07—The fifth conference on Permutation Patterns, LICS—IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science
  • Book reviewer for Taylor & Francis
  • Referee for QNRF (Qatar National Research Fund), 2012
  • Referee for NSA (National Security Agency) / NSF (National Science Foundation), 2011, 2016.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for BCC 2017
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for PP 2017
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for PP 2012
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for FPSAC 2011
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for the 10th Nordic Combinatorial Conference (NORCOM 2010)
  • Organizer of the Math Colloquium at the University of Iceland, from 2016
  • Organizer of the combinatorics seminar at Reykjavik University, 2006–2010
  • Member of the hiring committee (RU) for postdoc positions in 2008
  • Member of the hiring committee (RU) for postdoc positions in 2009
  • Member of the hiring committee (Strathclyde) for postdoc positions in 2014
  • Member of the hiring committee (Strathclyde) for postdoc positions in 2015
  • Member of the International Student Recruitment Group at Strathclyde, 2012–2015
  • PhD selector (admissions officer) at CIS Strathclyde, 2011–2015

Doctoral students supervised

  • First supervisor for Stuart Hannah, PhD May 2015.
  • Second supervisor for Jason Smith, PhD September 2015.
  • Second supervisor for Christian Bean (Reykjavik University). Ongoing. Started in 2014.

Honours degree projects supervised

The following are honours degree (4th year) projects that I have supervised at Strathclyde.

  1. Wojciech Jesiotr, Sorting by shifts on a torus, 2014
  2. Graeme Hutchinson, A “Read it later” program, 2014
  3. Scott McCullagh, Password manager, 2014
  4. Connor Galligan, talk 3000, 2014
  5. Kit Yiu Raymond Leung, A sorting game played on a square, 2013
  6. Mark Graham, A distributed password manager, 2013
  7. Ricky Dalziel, A sorting game played on a square, 2012
  8. Stuart Paton, Catalan structures and bijections, 2012
  9. Ross Herbertson, Sorting with primitive devices, 2012
  10. Michael Wilson, Guess a Formula from a Sequence of Numbers, 2011
  11. Ramadan Khadeir, Binary Strings Avoiding a Given Substring as a Factor, 2011
  12. Jordan Haldane, A Web Program for the 8-Tile Game, 2011
  13. Kenneth Chan, Guess a Formula from a Sequence of Numbers, 2011

Examiner, opponent, etc.

  1. Opponent for Murray Tannock (Reykjavik University), MSc, Equivalence classes of mesh patterns with a dominating pattern, 2016
  2. Internal examiner for Adam Gundry (Strathclyde), PhD, Type Inference, Haskell and Dependent Types, 2013
  3. Convener for Pierre-Evariste Dagand (Strathclyde), PhD, Reusability and Dependent Types, 2013
  4. Opponent for Lína Viðarsdóttir (Reykjavik University), MSc, Isomorphisms between consecutive pattern classes, 2014
  5. Opponent for Hjalti Magnússon (Reykjavik University), MSc, Sorting Operators and Their Preimages, 2013

Teaching experience

University of Iceland

Spring 2017: STÆ401M - Algebra II
Spring 2017: STÆ402G - Mathematical Seminar
Autumn 2016: STÆ303G - Algebra I
Spring 2016: STÆ402G - Mathematical Seminar

University of Strathclyde

Lecturer in, and responsible for, the following courses: CS101–Topics in Computing 1 (2011–2012); CS103–Machines, Languages and Computation (2012–2015); CS203–Topics in Computing 2 (2011–2013); CS316–Functional Programming (2011–2015); CS411–Theory of Computation (2013–2015).

Reykjavik University

Master students: Coadvisor for two master students: Marteinn T. Hardarson and Bergsteinn Einarsson

New courses: Developed and taught a master level course in Generating Functions as well as an undergraduate course in Mathematics by Computer.

Existing courses: Responsible for several undergraduate courses: Number theory and abstract algebra; Financial Mathematics; Calculus for teachers; Calculus for computer scientists; Elementary Number Theory; Linear Algebra; Graph Theory (shared responsibility); Coding Theory

Extracurricular: Trained the Icelandic math olympiad team in 2007 and 2009. Referee for The Baltic Way mathematical contest in 2010.

University of Kalmar

Developed and taught a new course in Discrete Mathematics. Lecturer in, and responsible for, six courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Graph Theory, and Mathematics for Economists. Teaching assistant in Algebra and Calculus

Chalmers University of Technology

Lecturer in, and responsible for, two courses: Elementary Number Theory, and Discrete Mathematics. Teaching assistant in a variety of courses, such as: Calculus, Basic Algebra, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Logic, Absolute Geometry, and Discrete Mathematics.

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