Graduate students supervised by Lucia Moura
Current graduate students:
- Matthew Demczyk, Research area: combinatorial algorithms/combinatorial designs, MSc student in Computer Science, since May 2022.
- Kianoosh Shokri, Research area: discrete mathematics/combinatorial designs, PhD student in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, since Sep 2021.
- Prangya Parida, Research area: discrete mathematics/combinatorial designs, PhD student in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, since Sep 2020.
- Gustavo Zambonin, Research area: cryptography, PhD student in Computer Science, University of Ottawa (co-supervised with Daniel Panario), since Sep 2020 (currently on leave).
Former graduate students
(by reverse graduation date) and links to their theses:
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.
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.
Rick Lopes de Souza
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.
Thais Bardini Idalino
Computer Science, September 2019.
Thesis: 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.
Computer Science, November 2018.
Thesis: Maximum Clique Search in Circulant k-Hypergraphs
Since graduating, Lachlan works at a high tech company in Toronto.
Andre Guerino Castoldi
Mathematics (sandwich PhD with UEM, Brazil), March 2016.
(co-supervised with Emerson Carmelo)
Thesis: Covering codes in Rosembloom-Tsfasman spaces and ordered orthogonal arrays"
Currently, Andre is an Assistant Professor at the Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana (UTFPR), Pato Branco, Brazil.
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.
Thais Bardini Idalino
Computer Science (UFSC, Brazil), June 2015.
(co-supervised with Ricardo Custodio)
Thesis: Using Combinatorial Group Testing to Solve Integrity Issues
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.
Computer Science, December 2012.
(co-supervised with Brett Stevens)
Thesis: Variable strength covering arrays
After graduating, Sebastian started working as a software engineer at the Gemini Observatory.
Mathematics, June 2012 (co-supervised with Mateja Sajna)
Thesis: Error locating arrays, adaptive software testing and combinatorial group testing
After graduating, Jacob got a job in the high tech industry. Jacob is founder and CEO of Board & Tale games.
Mathematics, May 2010 (co-supervised with Mateja Sajna)
Thesis: The vertex-switching reconstruction problem
Patrick currently works as a consultant.
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.
Computer Science, September 2006
covering arrays on graphs and
tabu search algorithm (PDF file)
After graduating, Latifa got a job at a software company in Ottawa.
Mathematics and Statistics, September 2005 (co-supervised with
Brett Stevens, Carleton University)
arrays on graphs: qualitative
independence graphs and extremal set-partition theory (PDF file)
Institute for Mathematics and Statistics Doctoral Prize, 2005-2006.
- University of Ottawa Pierre
Laberge doctoral prize for an outstanding PhD thesis in the Sciences,
After an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship (2005-2007) with Chris Godsil in
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.
Computer Science, October 2004
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.