Dr George Barmpalias

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ALERT! This person can no longer be contacted through the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research at Victoria University of Wellington




PhD: University of Leeds, U.K. 2004, Dipl./BSc: University of Thessaloniki, Greece 2000

Research Interests

Computability theory, Algorithmic Randomness, Stochastic processes, evolution of networks, computer simulations.


The bulk of my research work lies in computability theory, algorithmic randomness and the interface between these two areas. I have also worked on interactions with mathematical analysis, topology and measure theory. Recently I have expanded my interests to the mathematical study of large networks and probabilistic agent-based models.

I have more than 60 publications in mathematics, logic, computer science, and general scientific journals as well as conference proceedings. I enjoy working with other researchers from all over the world, exchanging ideas and learning new topics and problems from them. At the same time I have a drive for creative influence on research directions in the areas I have mastered. I also have a good record of attracting and supervising research students on my area of expertise, which is something I also enjoy.

A lot of my work is technical. However it is guided by basic questions about the nature of computation and the laws of information and complexity. In presentations I tailor the communication of my research to different audiences, be it mathematical or more general. I continue to be interested in the fundamental questions about computation that inspired me to undertake scientific research in the first place. I am an expert in computability theory and algorithmic randomness.


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