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Pablo Neruda - Odas elementales
I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at
Brandeis University.
I did my Undergraduate studies at
Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and my Ph.D. in Bordeaux under the supervision of
Mireille Bousquet-Mélou. I then spent one year at the
CRM-Barcelona for the Special
Enumerative Combinatorics and Random Structures organized by Marc Noy and Dominic Welsh. In 2007 I got hired by the
CNRS, and spent two years at
Université Paris-Sud in Orsay. I then took a leave from the CNRS, and was Instructor of Applied Mathematics at
MIT between 2009 and 2012 before joining
Brandeis University.
My main research interests are in combinatorics and probability. One of my favorite topics is the combinatorics of
maps (graphs embedded in surfaces). Maps actually appear in a wide variety of contexts: statistical mechanics on random lattices, random matrices, random surfaces, representation theory of the symmetric group, graph theory, algorithms for drawing graphs, encoding of meshes. Bijections between maps and certain decorated plane trees are at the core of recent advances in these domains. A brief introduction to maps with some references is given
here.