Associate Professor, Combinatorics and Optimization
Dr. Peter Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. He previously was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Wellington (2012-2014) and a postdoc at the University of Waterloo (2014-2015). He obtained his Ph.D. in Combinatorics and Optimization from the University of Waterloo in 2012.
Peter's research interests are in structural and extremal matroid theory and graph theory, and their links with coding theory, additive combinatorics and finite geometry, particularly the theory of minor-closed classes, and the binary matroids with the submatroid order and the induced submatroid order.