Biography

Born 9th March 1981. M.Sci. in Mathematics (First-class Hons), University of Glasgow 2002; Ph.D. in Mathematics (Thesis: Presentations for Subsemigroups of Groups), University of St Andrews 2005. Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews 2005–8, Centro de Álgebra da Universidade de Lisboa 2008–9, and ‘Ciências 2008’ Research Fellow at the Centro de Matemática da Universidade do Porto 2009–14. Currently ‘Investigador FCT’ Senior Research Fellow at the Centro de Matemática e Aplicações, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Author or co-author of 36 research articles in the fields of automata, semigroups, combinatorics, and philosophy of mathematics.