William F. (Bill) Smyth                


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Regarded at its birth in 2007 as a one-off event, StringMasters seems to be here to stay: in 2011 there were THREE of them and in 2012 another three. In February 2013 StringMasters was held in Verona, followed seven months later by another one in Prague, right after the Prague Stringology Conference.

In 2014 StringMasters in Rouen was held 03-05 February -- to be followed VERY SOON (22-25 April) by StringMasters @ McMaster.

Papers emerging from StringMasters 2007 & 2008 have been published in a special issue 97-3 (2009) of Fundamenta Informaticae. Papers coming out of the 2009 & 2010 StringMasters meetings appear in Journal of Discrete Algorithms 10 (2012); other special issues of the same journal will publish the papers from the 2011-2013 meetings.

Also held in Rouen was IWOCA 2013, the International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms, which in 2014 will be held 15-17 October in Duluth, Minnesota: for details see IWOCA 2014.

Current Status
Emeritus Professor, Algorithms Research Group, Department of Computing & Software (C&S), McMaster University
Visiting Professor, Algorithm Design Group, Department of Informatics, King's College London
Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Western Australia
Professor, School of Computational Science & Engineering, McMaster University
Office
Information Technology Building (ITB) 130 (= 10 X a lucky number)
Telephone
1-905-525-9140 ext. 23436
FAX
1-905-524-0340
Electronic Mail
smyth``AT''mcmaster``FULL STOP''ca
Education
1990 Curtin University of Technology, Ph.D. (Computing Science)
1983 University of Ottawa, M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics)
1957 University of Toronto, B.A. (Pure Mathematics)

Areas of Interest (see C&S Algorithms Research Group)

Combinatorial Algorithms, Especially Algorithms on Strings
Graph Theory & Its Applications
Various Social/Cultural Issues

Membership in Professional Organizations

1966 Association for Computing Machinery
1966 American Mathematical Society
1966 Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics
1974 Mathematical Association of America
1983 British Computer Society (Fellow)
1987 Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia
1989 European Association for Theoretical Computer Science
1990 Institute of Combinatorics & Its Applications (Foundation Fellow)
1990 Engineering Council (Chartered Engineer)
2006 International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (Steering Committee Member)
2009 Mathematical Reviews (Reviewer)
2012 Mitacs College of Reviewers
2013 StringMasters (Steering Committee Member)

Membership in Other Organizations

1986 Mosman Park Tennis Club
1995 Society for Academic Freedom & Scholarship
1995 Society for Quality Education
2001 Rosedale Tennis Club
2001 Hilltop Tennis Club
2011 Never Again Group

Experience
Current Teaching & Supervision
Refereed Publications
Selected Publications
Are Three Squares Impossible? -- three lectures (May 2012) on overlapping squares
Simon's Collection of Test Strings
Family
Last revised: Monday, 14-Apr-2014 17:06:30 EDT