Extracts from CV of D. R. Woodall
- 1. Personal
Name: Douglas Robert Woodall
Born: November 1943 in Stoke-on-Trent, England
- 2. University education
B.A., Cambridge, 1965 (Mathematics)
Part III Mathematical Tripos, Cambridge, 1966
M.A., Cambridge, 1969 (automatic)
Ph.D., Nottingham, 1969, "Some results in combinatorial mathematics"
- 3. Appointments held
- Science Research Council Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics,
University of Nottingham
- Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Nottingham
- Reader in Pure Mathematics, University of Nottingham
- Associate Professor and Reader in Pure Mathematics,
University of Nottingham
- 4. Successful Ph.D. students
P. J. Wilde, Ph.D. 1980, "Some results in matroid theory"
M. R. Hart, Ph.D. 1993, "Degree bounds for graphs in surfaces"
J. F. Preen, Ph.D. 1994, "Structure theorems for graphs"
J. D. Lamb, Ph.D. 1994, "Theory of bond graphs"
(jointly supervised with G. M. Asher)
C. D. Wakelin, Ph.D. 1995, "Chromatic polynomials"
B. J. Tarlow, Ph.D. 1998, "2-colourings and other combinatorial problems"
A. M. Robertshaw, Ph.D. 2000, "Neighbourhood conditions for factors in graphs"
T. R. Poole, Ph.D. 2004, "Factors in bipartite and other graphs"
R. J. Waters, Ph.D. 2005, "Graph colouring and frequency assignment"
T. J. Hetherington, Ph.D. 2007, "List-colourings of near-outerplanar graphs"
A. R. Philpotts, Ph.D. 2008, "Matchings, factors and cycles in graphs"
- 5. Research record
- Invited speaker at the following meetings:
- The Western Michigan Graph Theory Conference (Kalamazoo, May 1976)
- The 29th British Mathematical Colloquium (Edinburgh, March 1977)
- The 6th British Combinatorial Conference (Royal Holloway College,
- The British Association (Aston, September 1977)
- The London Mathematical Society (London, November 1979)
- The Edinburgh Mathematical Society (Edinburgh, February 1981)
- The Cambridge Combinatorial Conference for P. Erdös's
75th birthday (Cambridge, March 1988)
- The 16th Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and
Combinatorial Computing (Massey University, December 1990)
- The INTAS Meeting on Graph Colouring Problems (Novosibirsk,
- The 18th British Combinatorial Conference (the Nash-Williams
Memorial Lecture; Brighton, July 2001)
- The Edinburgh Mathematical Society (Stirling, April 2004)
Elected a Foundation Fellow of the Institute of Combinatorics and its
Applications (Winnipeg, Canada), 26 August 1990;
Council member, 2004–2008
Founder member of the British Combinatorial Committee (1972–1977)
Founding Editor of the British Combinatorial Information Sheet
(now the British Combinatorial Bulletin) (1972–1975)
Mathematical Consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary (1970–1979)
Gave expert advice to the Royal Statistical Society (1984) and
London Mathematical Society (1996–2000) regarding the form of
the Single Transferable Vote to be used in Council elections.
External Examiner for Open University Course TM 361 (Graphs, Networks and
Member of Editorial Board of Discrete Mathematics (1979–present)
Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Graph Theory (1989–present)
Guest Editor of the special volumes of Discrete Mathematics devoted
to papers presented at the 13th–19th British Combinatorial Conferences,
- 6. University service
Course Director, Single Honours Mathematics,
responsible for Undergraduate Student Handbook (2002–2007)
Member of the School's Student/Staff Consultative Committee (2002–2007)
Member of University Publications Committee (1982–1988)
Member of Senate (1983–1986)
Member of Board for Postgraduate Studies (1991–1994)
Member of Undergraduate Assessment Committee for Science (1993–2002)
Responsible for all internal departmental undergraduate course
Previous service on the Mathematics Department's Course Structure Committee,
Mathematics Teaching Committee, Staff-Student Consultative Committee,
Undergraduate Affairs Committee, and the Mathematical Physics Board;
also the School of Mathematical Sciences' Teaching Quality Assurance Committee,
Teaching Assurance Committee (later Quality Management Committee),
Examinations Working Party (later Assessment and Progression Committee),
and Undergraduate Affairs Committee
Chairman of the Department's Subsidiary Courses Committee (1989–1994)
Member of the Department's
undergraduate admissions interviewing panel (1989–1999)
Departmental/School examinations officer (1990–2002),
for software and for processing and printing examination marks (1990–2000)
From 1978 I was responsible for maintaining the Unix
text-formatting and mathematical typesetting programs in use in
the Mathematics Department,
which formed the main typesetting system used by
the University Print Unit (1983–1993)
and by the secretaries in the Mathematics Department (1985–1995).
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