Olivier Bernardi

Brandeis University, Department of Mathematics, Goldsmith 301 -- MS 050
415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453, USA

Phone: 781 736 3061
email: bernardi at brandeis.edu


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I am an Associate 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.

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