Marcus Greferath - CV

  • Diploma (M.Sc.) Mathematics 1990 (University of Mainz, Germany)
  • Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) Mathematics 1993 (University of Mainz, Germany)
  • Habilitation Mathematics 2000 (University of Duisburg, Germany)

Positions and Ranks held:
  • Associate Professor at UCD (since 2019)
  • Finland Distinguished Professor at Aalto University (2015-2019)
  • Senior Lecturer at UCD (2008-2014)
  • Lecturer at UCD (2005-2008)
  • Associate Professor (tenured) at SDSU (2004)
  • Assistant Professor at SDSU (2001-2004)
  • Hochschuldozent at University of Duisburg (2000-2001)
  • Assistant Professor at University of Duisburg (1994-2000)
  • Research Associate at University of Duisburg (1992-1994)
  • Teaching Assistant at University of Mainz (1990)
  • Scientific Assistant at Max-Planck Intitute for Polymer Science (1986-1990)

Research Funding and Grants:
  • Academy of Finland's Finland Distinguished Professorship, primafy beneficiary, 2015-2019
  • European Science Foundation COST Action IC1104: Random Network Coding and Designs over GF(q), PI, EUR596,000, 2012-2016
  • Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator Award: Public-Key Cryptography Based on Finite Simple Semi-Rings, PI, EUR467,672, 2009-2013
  • Science Foundation Ireland Equipment Call 2007, Co-PI, EUR620,400, 2007-2008
  • Science Foundation Ireland Mathematics Initiative 2006, Co-PI, EUR3,500,500, Foundation of Claude-Shannon Institute for Discrete Mathematics, Coding, Cryptography, and Information Security, 2007-2013

Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Advision:
  • Dr. Marzieh Arabi-Kakavand (Post-Doc, Helsinki, 2017-2019)
  • Dr. Oliver Gnilke (Post-Doc, Helsinki, 2015-2018)
  • Dr. Jens Zumbraegel (Post-Doc, Dublin, 2009-2012)
  • Dr. Vitaly Skachek (Post-Doc, Dublin, 2007-2010)

  • Negin Karimi (visiting Ph.D. student, Helsinki, 2017-2019)
  • Ferdinand Blomqvist (Ph.D., Helsinki, since 2015)
  • Oliver Gnilke (Ph.D., Dublin, 2010-2014)
  • Cathy McFadden (Ph.D., Dublin, 2007-2013)
  • Andreas Kendziorra (Ph.D., Dublin, 2009-2012)

  • Furthermore 6 Master Students in Duisburg, San Diego, and Dublin (2001-2015)

Conference or Session Organisations:
  • IEEE Symposium on Information Theory, Helsinki, Finland, June 2022
  • CMO Workshop 20w5187, Algebraic Methods in Coding Theory and Communication, Oaxaca, Mexico, October 2020
  • Oberwolfach Workshop 1912, Contemporary Coding Theory, Oberwolfach, Germany, April 2019
  • Final Conference of COST Action IC1104, Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 2015
  • IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Dublin, August 2010
  • Workshop on Coding and Systems, Dublin, March 2009
  • AMS Sectional Meeting, Athens (OH), March 2004
  • AMS National Meeting, San Diego, January 2002, Co-organizer of the invited session in Algebraic Coding Theory

Research Stays:
  • Helsinki, Finland (2014-2019, Aalto University, Finland Distinguished Professorship)
  • Aalto University ASCI Fellow (2 months, 2014)
  • Toulon, France (2011, University of Toulon-Var, Visiting Professorship)
  • Athens, OH (Academic year 1999-2000, Visiting Professorship, Mathematics Department of Ohio University)
  • Florham Park, NJ (1997-1999, AT&T Labs-Research, supported by DFG)
  • Prague, Czech Republic (1994, Czech Academy of Sciences)
  • Budapest, Hungary (1991, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, supported by DAAD)
  • Halle, German Democratic Republic (1989, Univ. of Halle, supported by DAAD)

Invited Lecturerships and Summer Schools:
  • Keynote Speaker in Rijeka, Croatia (2012): 5th Croatian Mathematics Congress
  • Invited Lecture at ALCOMA'10, Turnau, Germany (2010): International Conference Algebraic Combinatorics and Applications
  • Invited Lecture at MPI Mathematics, Bonn, Germany (2008): Conference on Codes, Invariants, and Modular forms
  • Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (June 2004): Summer School, Lectures on Algebraic Coding Theory over Rings
  • Sofia, Bulgaria (April 2001): Intensive Course on Algebraic Coding Theory in the Center of Excellence of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  • external examiner in doctoral/habilitation defenses: USA, UK, Switzerland, Spain, and Germany
  • assessor in appointment procedure (USA 2001), tenure application (USA 2011 and 2018), promotion to full professor (USA 2013)
  • international peer evaluation: Bordeaux (2012), REA Brussels (since 2013), Humboldt Foundation (2019)
  • journal foundation as editor-in-chief: AMC Advances in Mathematics of Communications, 2007-2017. IF 0.879 in 2018
  • member of TPC: Workshop on Coding and Cryptograph (WCC) 2013 in Bergen, Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS) 2012 in Melbourne, 2010 in Budapest, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2005 in Adelaide
  • Conference Chair of IEEE Information Theory Workshop 2010 in Dublin, Chair of European COST Action IC1104
  • refereeing for scientific periodicals: Advances in Geometry, Ars Combinatorica, Designs Codes and Cryptography, Discrete Mathematics, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Finite Fields and their Applications, Geometriae Dedicataa, IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, Journal of Appl. Math. and Computing, J. Combintorial Theory Ser A, Journal of Magnetic Resonance

Research Fields and Interests:
  • Discrete Mathematics:
    • Combinatorics
    • Coding Theory and Cryptology
  • Abstract Algebra:
    • Rings and Modules, Noncommutative Algebra
    • Computational Algebra
  • Geometry:
    • Lattice Geometry
    • (Finite) Ring Geometry
  • Computer Science:
    • Parallel and Distributed Computing
    • Softwaredevelopment under Unix/Linux