Graduate students supervised by Lucia Moura

Current graduate students:

Former graduate students (by reverse graduation date) and links to their theses:

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Thiago Astrizi
MSc in Computer Science (UFSC, Brazil), June 2021. (co-supervised with Ricardo Custodio)
Thesis: Postquatum Preimage Chameleon Hash Functions for Digital Signatures
Currently, Thiago is a PhD student at UFSC, Brasil.
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Biliang Wang
MSc in Computer Science - project based (University of Ottawa), April 2021.
MSc Project: Implementing MULTIDOKU, a multiplayer game based on Sudoku and relying on combinatorial algorithms
Currently, Biliang works at the high tech industry.
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Rick Lopes de Souza
PhD in Computer Science (sanduich PhD with UFSC, Brazil), November 2019. (co-supervised with Ricardo Custodio)
Thesis: Secret sharing schemes with hidden sets and a new secret sharing scheme based on linear feedback shift register sequences
Currently, Rick works in the software industry in Brazil.
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Thais Bardini Idalino
PhD in Computer Science, September 2019.
Fault Tolerance in Cryptographic Applications Using Cover-Free Families
After a postdoctoral fellowship (2019-2020) with Jonathan Jedwab at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, she joined the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Florianopolis, Brazil) as an Assistant Professor in January 2021.
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Lachlan Plant
Master's in Computer Science, November 2018.
Maximum Clique Search in Circulant k-Hypergraphs
Since graduating, Lachlan works at a high tech company in Toronto.
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Andre Guerino Castoldi
PhD in Mathematics (sandwich PhD with UEM, Brazil), March 2016. (co-supervised with Emerson Carmelo)
Covering codes in Rosembloom-Tsfasman spaces and ordered orthogonal arrays" (in portuguese)
Currently, Andre is an Assistant Professor at the Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana (UTFPR), Pato Branco, Brazil.
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Elizabeth Maltais
PhD in Mathematics and Statistics, February 2016. (co-supervised with Mike Newman)
Graph-dependent Covering Arrays and LYM inequalities
Currently, Elizabeth is a replacement Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa.
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Thais Bardini Idalino
MSc in Computer Science (UFSC, Brazil), June 2015. (co-supervised with Ricardo Custodio)
Using Combinatorial Group Testing to Solve Integrity Issues (PDF file)
After graduating, Thais completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Ottawa and a postdoc at Simon Fraser University and is now an Assistant Professor at UFSC, Brazil.
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Sebastian Raaphorst
PhD in Computer Science, December 2012. (co-supervised with Brett Stevens)
Variable strength covering arrays (PDF file)
After graduating, Sebastian started working as a software engineer at the Gemini Observatory.
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Jacob Chodoriwsky
Master's in Mathematics, June 2012 (co-supervised with Mateja Sajna)
Thesis: Error locating arrays, adaptive software testing and combinatorial group testing (PDF file)
After graduating, Jacob got a job in the high tech industry. Jacob is founder and CEO of Board & Tale games.

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Patrick Niesink
Master's in Mathematics, May 2010 (co-supervised with Mateja Sajna)
Thesis: The vertex-switching reconstruction problem (PDF file)
Patrick currently works as a consultant.

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Elizabeth Maltais
Master's in Mathematics, October 2009
Thesis:Covering arrays avoiding forbidden edges and edge clique covers (PDF file)
After graduating, Elizabeth went on teacher's college education followed by a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Ottawa.

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Latifa Zekaoui

Master's in Computer Science, September 2006
Thesis: Mixed covering arrays on graphs and tabu search algorithm (PDF file)
After graduating, Latifa got a job at a software company in Ottawa.

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Karen Meagher
PhD in Mathematics and Statistics, September 2005 (co-supervised with Brett Stevens, Carleton University)
Thesis: Covering arrays on graphs: qualitative independence graphs and extremal set-partition theory (PDF file)
- Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mathematics and Statistics Doctoral Prize, 2005-2006.
- University of Ottawa Pierre Laberge doctoral prize for an outstanding PhD thesis in the Sciences, 2005-2006.

After an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship (2005-2007) with Chris Godsil in Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo, she joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Regina as an Assistant Professor in July 2007; she is now a full professor.

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Sebastian Raaphorst
Masters in Computer Science, October 2004
Thesis: Branch-and-cut for symmetrical ILPs and combinatorial designs (PDF file)
After completing his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, he got a job in the high tech industry.