I obtained my PhD in 2006 at the University of Sydney, under the supervision of David Easdown. Here is my thesis: On Monoids Related to Braid Groups and Transformation Semigroups. I had postdoctoral fellowships at La Trobe University (2006--2007) and the University of Sydney (2008--2010), before joining Western Sydney University in 2011.
My main research interest is in algebraic and combinatorial semigroup theory, especially transformation semigroups, diagram monoids/algebras/categories, and braid groups/monoids. Recurring themes in my work include presentations, congruences, (products of) idempotents, sandwich semigroups, combinatorial invariants and more. A publication list can be found below.
I am an associate editor at the Journal of the AustMS. For submissions, please use the online form here.
Postal address: | James East School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences Western Sydney University Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751 Australia |
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Office: | Building EN, Room 1.33, Parramatta campus |
Email: | J.East@WesternSydney.edu.au |
Phone: | +61 2 9685 9108 |
I am a big fan of visualisation in mathematics. The following pictures can be found in various papers listed below. Some were produced with assistance from the Semigroups package for GAP.
Sometimes an equation can be considered art.