Olivier Bernardi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematics
Office 2-279
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139, USA

Phone/Fax: (+1) 617-253-3214 / 617-253-4358
email: bernardi at math.mit.edu


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I am an Instructor in Applied Mathematics at MIT, on leave from the CNRS (France).

I did my Undergraduate studies at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and my Ph.D. in Bordeaux under the supervision of Mireille Bousquet-Mélou. I then spent one year at the CRM-Barcelona for the Special Enumerative Combinatorics and Random Structures organized by Marc Noy and Dominic Welsh. In 2007 I got hired by the CNRS, and spent two years at Université Paris-Sud in Orsay, before taking a leave at MIT.

My main research interests are in combinatorics and probability. One of my favorite topics is the combinatorics of maps (graphs embedded in surfaces). Maps actually appear in a wide variety of contexts: statistical mechanics on random lattices, random matrices, random surfaces, representation theory of the symmetric group, graph theory, algorithms for drawing graphs, encoding of meshes. Bijections between maps and certain decorated plane trees are at the core of recent advances in these domains.

Curriculum Vitae

MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics.
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