Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Computing

Welcome to the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Computing, a School Research Centre within the School of Mathematics and Physics.

The Centre was established at the beginning of 1998, when the Centre for Combinatorics (within the Department of Mathematics at that time) and the Algorithms Group (within the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at that time) were merged.

The Centre acts as a national base for the international body, the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, as a regional base for the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia Incorporated (CMSA), and publishes an international journal, the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, for the CMSA.

The Centre is one of 16 groups worldwide listed on the World Combinatorics Exchange.



  • To carry out and promote research and teaching in combinatorics, discrete mathematics, algorithm design and number theory
  • To facilitate collaborative research with groups working in related areas in Queensland, Australia and overseas
  • To organise an active program of visitors to the Centre for seminars, workshops, and joint research projects


Research Interests

  • Combinatorial Designs
  • Graph Theory
  • Finite Geometry
  • Applications of Discrete Mathematics
  • Combinatorial Designs: relationships with universal algebras
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Algebraic Combinatorics
  • Combinatorial Computing and Algorithm Design