I am a Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews. Until October 2010, I was a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow . My research is mainly in the areas of combinatorics and finite fields; I also have interests in algebra and theoretical computer science. I am a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Computational Algebra (CIRCA).

Please note: I work on a- Session 2016-7: I am on sabbatical during Semester 1, and will be teaching the module "Rings and Fields" in Semester 2.

**Finite fields**Various aspects of finite fields, especially the existence and properties of generating elements with extra properties.**Combinatorics**A range of topics in combinatorics: some related to my interests in finite fields (eg construction of combinatorial objects and codes using finite fields) and others of quite a different flavour (ranging from the structure theory of classes of combinatorial objects, to permutation patterns, to intersecting sets, and many more).

- I am a member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 2018 British Mathematical Colloquium, which will be held in St Andrews in June 2018.
- I was a member of the Organizing Committee of Fq12 - the 12th International Conference on Finite Fields and their Applications, which was held in summer 2015 at Saratoga Springs NY.
- I was a Plenary Speaker at Fq11 - the 11th International Conference on Finite Fields and their Applications, which took place in Magdeburg, Germany, in July 2013. Information about the conference may be found here .
- I was an Invited Speaker at the RICAM Workshop on Finite Fields and their Applications: Character sums and polynomials, September 2012, Austria.

- I am a member of the British Combinatorial Committee .
- I am a member of the EMS Education Committee.

- To read a non-specialist account of my work and its possible applications, see the article "Euler's Revolution" by Ian Stewart, which appeared in the New Scientist magazine (issue 24-30 March 2007).

**Books**

**Book chapters**

**Journal papers**

**Conference papers**

- I referee for various journals including Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Finite Fields and their Applications, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and others.
- I am a reviewer for Zentralblatt MATH..
- I was Local Organizer of the 22nd British Combinatorial Conference, held here in St Andrews in July 2009. The webpage from the conference is available here.
- I was on the organizing committee of several in the series of "International Conferences on Pattern Avoiding Permutations".

Sophie Huczynska

School of Mathematics and Statistics

University of St Andrews

Mathematical Institute (Room 214)

North Haugh

St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SS

SCOTLAND

**Tel:** +44 (0)1334 463711

**E-mail:** My email address is: sh70 'at' st-andrews.ac.uk

I am also contactable at: sophie.huczynska 'at' st-andrews.ac.uk.