Dr Colin Campbell

Dr Colin Campbell

Honorary Reader

Researcher profile

Email
cmc@st-andrews.ac.uk
Office
122 MI
Location
Mathematical Institute

 

Research areas

My main interest, over the past 40 years, has been in computational group theory and semigroup theory. One of the main techniques that I have used is the Todd-Coxeter coset enumeration algorithm for which many computer implementations now exist. I have also been involved with the modified Todd-Coxeter coset enumeration algorithm and the Reidemeister-Schreier algorithm.

One particular application of the algorithms has been in the study of Fibonacci groups and various generalisations of such groups. I have also been interested in the occurrence of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers in the orders of certain finite groups. In addition, I have been interested in deficiency zero finite groups. Recent work has been concerned with presentations for finite simple groups and their covering groups and, in particular, I have been investigating whether such groups are efficient in terms of a technical definition of efficiency. I have also investigated symmetric presentations for groups. Another interest is investigating semigroup presentations. The efficiency of such semigroup presentations has been described.

See the the algebra group website for more infomation.

Selected publications

  • The Copson and Curle lectures

    Campbell, C. M. & Robertson, E. F., 20 May 2020, Proceedings of the Conference on the History of Mathematics and Teaching of Mathematics, Miskolc, 2020. Kortesi, P. (ed.). Miskolc: University of Miskolc, 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Groups St Andrews 2017 in Birmingham

    Campbell, C. M., Parker, C. W., Quick, M., Robertson, E. F. & Roney-Dougal, C. M., Apr 2019, Cambridge University Press. 508 p. (London Mathematical Lecture Note Series 455)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Open access

    Groups in Galway and Groups St Andrews conferences

    Campbell, C. M., 23 May 2018, Proceedings of the Conference on History of Mathematics and Teaching of Mathematics, Miskolc, 2018. Miskolc: University of Miskolc, p. 25-33

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • The recurrence sequences via polyhedral groups

    Deveci, O., Akuzum, Y. & Campbell, C. M., 2018, In: Commun. Fac. Sci. Univ. Ank. Ser. A1. 67, 2, p. 99-115

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • A sufficient condition for coinciding the Green graphs of semigroups

    Sorouhesh, M., Doostie, H. & Campbell, C. M., 2017, In: Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science. 17, 2, p. 216-219 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Notes on a semigroup related to the dicyclic group Qn

    Sorouhesh, M. R. & Campbell, C. M., 21 Sep 2017, In: Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii Ovidius Constanta, Seria Matematica. 25, 2, p. 149-157 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • The Fibonacci-Circulant sequences and their applications

    Deveci, Ö., Karaduman, E. & Campbell, C. M., 1 Dec 2017, In: Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions A: Science. 41, 4, p. 1033-1038 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Groups St Andrews 2013

    Campbell, C. M. (ed.), Quick, M. (ed.), Robertson, E. F. (ed.) & Roney-Dougal, C. M. (ed.), 2015, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 500 p. (London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; vol. 422)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • All simple groups with order from 1 million to 5 million are efficient

    Robertson, E. F., Campbell, C. M., Havas, G. & Ramsay, C., Mar 2014, In: International Journal of Group Theory. 3, 1, p. 17–30 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Non-commutative finite monoids of a given order n >= 4

    Ahmadi, B., Campbell, C. M. & Doostie, H., 2014, In: Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii Ovidius Constanta, Seria Matematica. 22, 2, p. 29-35 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

 

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