Thomas Selig

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Dr. Thomas Selig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing, School of Advanced Technology (SAT), at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China. He is currently the Programme Director of the MRes Computer Science programme.

He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, in December 2014. He followed this with postdoctoral research positions at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK from 2015 to 2018, and at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, from 2018 to 2019.

His research interests are in the fields of enumerative and bijective combinatorics, with some interactions with probability theory. More specifically, he is interested in combinatorial aspects of the sandpile model, permutation tableaux, and mathematical aspects of preference voting models.

He is currently looking for PhD students, and has a fully-funded PhD opportunity on the topic "Stochastic variants of the Abelian sandpile model (details can be found here: https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/assets/files/admissions/phd-projects/csse/PGRS2012026_Thomas-Selig_SAT.pdf). If you are interested in this project, or more generally in doing a PhD in an area aligned with or closely related to Thomas's research interests, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
  • Qualifications

    • 2014: PhD in Computer Science, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
    • 2010: MSc in Mathematics - Probability and Statistics, University Paris 11, Paris, France.
    • 2008: BSc in Mathematics, University Paris 7, Paris, France.
  • Experience

    • 2020-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Computing, School of Advanced Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.
    • 2019-2020: Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.
    • 2018-2019: Research Fellow, Mathematics Department, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • 2015-2018: Research Associate, Computer and Information Sciences Department, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
    • 2015: Teaching and Research Assistant, Mathematics Department, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
    • 2011-2014: PhD Student and Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Department, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
    • 2007-2011: Student, Department of Mathematics and Applications, École Normale Supérieure de Paris, Paris, France.
  • Research interests

    • Mathematical aspects of preferential voting systems, such as the Condorcet model.
    • The Abelian sandpile model and its stochastic variants.
    • Permutation tableaux and their links to statistical physics models.
    • Random discrete structures, e.g. random graphs.
  • Articles

    • M. Dukes, T. Selig, J.P. Smith and E. Steingrímsson, October 2019. The Abelian sandpile model on Ferrers graphs — A classification of recurrent configurations. In Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 81.
    • M. Dukes, T. Selig, J.P. Smith and E. Steingrímsson, August 2019. Permutation Graphs and the Abelian Sandpile Model, Tiered Trees and Non-Ambiguous Binary Trees. In Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 26, Issue 3.
    • T. Selig, J.P. Smith and E. Steingrímsson, July 2018. EW-Tableaux, Le-Tableaux, Tree-Like Tableaux and the Abelian Sandpile Model. In Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 25, Issue 3.
    • M. Dukes and T. Selig, September 2016. Decomposing Recurrent States of the Abelian Sandpile Model. In Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, Volume 77.
    • T. Selig, September 2013. Representations of stack triangulations in the plane. ArXiv preprint.
    • Y. Chan, J.-F. Marckert and T. Selig, September 2013. A natural stochastic extension of the sandpile model on a graph. In Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A, Volume 120, Issue 7.
  • Proceedings

    • M. Dukes and T. Selig, October 2016. Decomposing Recurrent States of the Abelian Sandpile Model. In Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics, Volume 54, Extended abstracts of the contributions to the Discrete Mathematical Days, Barcelona 6–8 July 2016.
  • Conference presentations

    • May 2019: The Abelian sandpile model. YAHI (Young Academics Háskóli Íslands) Seminar, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • December 2018: EW-tableaux and the Abelian sandpile model on Ferrers graphs. The 7th East Lake International Forum for Outstanding Overseas Young Scholars, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Invited speaker.
    • Novermber 2018: Combinatorics of complete non-ambiguous trees. ICE-TCS Seminar, University of Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • April 2018: Permutation graphs, tiered trees, and the Abelian sandpile model. Scottish Combinatorics Meeting, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
    • December 2017: Permutations and recurrent configurations of the Abelian sandpile model on Ferrers graphs. 5th International Combinatorics Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    • October 2017: EW-tableaux, tree-tableaux, and related combinatorial objects. Seminar of the Mathematics Department, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. Invited speaker.
    • March 2017: A bijection between EW-tableaux and Le-tableaux. 78th Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, Otrott, France.
    • July 2016: Decomposing recurrent states of the Abelian sandpile model. Discrete Mathematics Days - JMDA 2016 Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
    • January 2015: Representations of stack triangulations in the plane. Discrete Mathematics and Optimization Seminar, TU Graz, Graz, Austria. Invited speaker.
    • February 2014: A stochastic extension of the sandpile model on a graph, "Journées Combinatoires de Bordeaux" Conference, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
  • Grants

    • PGRS2012026, Principal Supervisor, Stochastic variants of the Abelian sandpile model, 3 years (rolling deadline)
  • Professional service activities

    • 2020-Present: Programme Director for the MRes Computer Science Programme, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.
    • 2020-Present: Organiser of the seminar of the Department of Compuing, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.
    • 2019-2020: E-learning coordinator for the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.
    • 2017: Member of the organising committee for the 26th British Combinatorial Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
    • Reviewer for the following academic journals: Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, European Journal of Combinatorics.
    • Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet.
  • Teaching activities

    • 2016-2017: Algorithms and Complexity, BSc in Computer Science, University of Strathclyde, Year 2. Lecturer.
    • 2015: C2I - Internet and Computing Certificate, BSc (various), University of Bordeaux. Lecturer.
    • 2015: Probability Theory. BSc in Mathematics, University of Bordeaux, Year 0 (pre-degree). Lecturer.
    • 2015: Inferential statistics. BSc in Economics, University of Bordeaux, Year 2. Teaching Assistant.
    • 2013-2014: Databases. BSc in Computer Science, University of Bordeaux, Year 3. Teaching Assistant.
    • 2012-2013: Language, Automata and Grammars, BSc in Computer Science, University of Bordeaux, Year 3. Teaching Assistant.
    • 2012-2013 and 2013-2014: Statistics for Computer Science. BSc in Computer Science, University of Bordeaux, Year 3. Teaching Assistant.
    • 2011-2012: Algorithms and Data Structures. BSc in Computer Science, University of Bordeaux, Year 2. Teaching Assistant.
  • Courses taught

    • 2020-2021: CPT 403 Object Oriented Programming.
    • 2019-2021: CPT212 (ex-CSE212) Java Programming for Financial Mathematics.
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 8188 9121
  • Email

    Thomas.Selig@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address

    Office SD567
    Department of Computing
    School of Advanced Technology
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123