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Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications

The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) has been established in March 2007 by the University of Warwick, partially funded by an EPSRC Science and Innovation Award EP/D063191/1 of £3.8 million. The Centre builds on a collaboration among

The DIMAP is co-located in the adjacent new Computer Science and Mathematics buildings and it is directed by a Management Board led by Prof. Artur Czumaj, with the advice on scientific direction from the DIMAP Advisory Board.

Vision for the Centre

DIMAP is a multidisciplinary research centre supporting an internationally competitive programme of research in discrete modelling, algorithmic analysis, and combinatorial (discrete) optimisation. It aims to support a thriving Industrial Affiliates Programme, and develop collaborative research rooted in discrete mathematics, involving researchers at other UK universities. The Centre also contributes to the development of undergraduate modules and taught postgraduate modules within degrees offered by the participating departments. With a number of internationally renowned researchers, an extensive programme of scientific seminars (including Combinatorics Seminar), international workshops and visiting researchers, and a multidisciplinary angle, DIMAP is one of the leading international research centres in discrete mathematics and its applications in computer science and operational research.

New positions


DIMAP has appointed several internationally renowned researchers, including the following:

DIMAP has funded also several post-doc positions and PhD fellowships, with the appointments at the Department of Computer Science, the Warwick Mathematics Institute, and the Warwick Business School.

NEW!2018 Open Mind Prize awarded to a DIMAP researcher

The 2018 Open Mind Prize was awarded to Andrzej Grzesik, a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science and a member of the DIMAP centre. The Open Mind Prize is awarded biennially during the Polish Combinatorial Conference to a junior Polish researcher for outstanding research in combinatorics. Andrzej completed his PhD in 2015 at Jagiellonian University in Kraków and joined the University of Warwick in October 2017. His research achievements include solutions to two extremal graph theory problems posed by Erdős and a conjecture of Lovász concerning finitely forcible graph limits.

NEW!Advances in Combinatorics

Advances in Combinatorics is a new arXiv overlay combinatorial journal, which follows a model established by the journal Discrete Analysis for diamond open access. The journal has no printed copies; instead the journal provides links to the published versions of the articles to arXiv. The journal aims at providing a diamond open access alternative to the very top journals in combinatorics. The initial editorial board consists of Béla Bollobás, Reinhard Diestel, Timothy Gowers, Dan Král', Daniela Kühn, James Oxley, Bruce Reed, Gábor Sárközy, Asaf Shapira and Robin Thomas, with Timothy Gowers and Dan Král' (one of the DIMAP members) also acting as the managing editors. The financial and administrative support for the journal is provided by Queen's University Library. The journal now welcomes its first submissions, which can be made through the Scholastica editorial system, and intends to publish its first articles early in 2019.

Additional information on ethical journals and the launch of this journal can be found in this blog post by Tim Gowers.

WBS research translates into practical success

Research by Vladimir Deineko, WBS Associate Professor of Operational Research and member of DIMAP, has recently provided two examples of academic research translating successfully into practice. Read more here.

Previously advertised positions

New Posts:

NEW!Several PhD positions available (see on the left for more details)


Warwick-Weizmann Workshop 2019, May 13 - 17, 2019

DIMAP Workshop on Advances in Modern Graph Algorithms, April 8 - 11, 2019, Venice

Workshop "Measurability, Ergodic Theory and Combinatorics", July 8 - 12, 2019

DIMAP Seminar

Combinatorics Seminar

Participating Groups:

Department of Computer Science

Foundations of Computer Science (FoCS) Research Group

Warwick Mathematics Institute

Operational Research and Management Sciences Group

Past Events:

Workshop on Strcutural Sparsity, Logic and Algorithms, June 18-21, 2018

Workshop on Data Summarization, March 19 - 22, 2018

10 Year Anniversary DIMAP Workshop, December 11 - 13, 2017

Workshop in Honour of Mike Paterson's 75th Birthday, December 14, 2017

Conference on Extremal Combinatorics, September 18 - 22, 2017

One Day Birmingham-Warwick Combinatorics Meeting, June 9, 2017

Workshop on Algorithms, Logic and Structure, December 12 - 14, 2016

25th British Combinatorial Conference (BCC), July 6 - 10, 2015

LMS-CMI Research School on Regularity and Analytic Methods in Combinatorics, July 1 - 5, 2015

DIMAP Logic Day, June 1, 2015

LMS-CMI Research School on Regularity and Analytic Methods in Combinatorics, July 1 - 5, 2015

25th British Combinatorial Conference, July 6 - 10, 2015

ICMS Workshop on Extremal Combinatorics, July 14-18, 2014

DIMAP Algorithms Day 2014, May 21, 2014

Workshop on Phase transitions in discrete structures and computational problems, May 5 - 9, 2014

Big Data in the Mathematical Sciences, November 13, 2013

ICALP 2012, July 2012

22nd Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference (PCC 2012), August 2012

Warwick-Weizmann Workshop 2011, September 2011

DIMAP Workshop on Combinatorics and Graph Theory, April 2011

Workshop on Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics, July 2010

Summer School on Approximation and Randomized Algorithms, July 2010

AAIM 2010, July 2010

Mathematics of Phase Transitions, November 12 - 15, 2009

DIMAP workshop on Public Transport and Public Service Operations, April 20, 2009

25th British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS 2009), Dept. Computer Science and DIMAP, April 6 - 9, 2009

DIMAP Algorithms Day, DIMAP, October 24, 2008

Mike66, a workshop in honour of Professor Paterson's 66th birthday, DIMAP, September 18 - 19, 2008

19th Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference (PCC 2008), July 2008

Workshop on Flexible Network Design, July 2008

Biennial International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimisation (CO 2008), March 2008

OWL (Oxford-Warwick-London) Joint Seminar, May 10, 2007

ESCAPE 2007, April 2007

DIMAP Workshop on Algorithmic Game Theory, March 2007