Fellow Detail

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Name Alexander Konovalov
Affiliation University of St Andrews
Department School of Computer Science
Research area code (G1) Mathematics
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2014
Website https://alex-konovalov.github.io/
RSS/Atom Feed https://alex-konovalov.github.io/feed.xml
ORCID 0000-0001-5299-3292
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=w-Jvae8AAAAJ&hl=en
GitHub alex-konovalov
Short Biography

I am a Lecturer at the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, and a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Computational Algebra (CIRCA). My research is two-fold: I am interested in both computer-aided mathematical research and in developing powerful software tools for such research. Since the main area of my mathematical interests is algebra, the tool I use mostly is the open-source system called GAP (Groups, Algorithms and Programming; http://www.gap-system.org).

GAP development is coordinated by St Andrews, and I am heavily involved in the EPSRC-funded project “HPC-GAP: High Performance Computational Algebra and Discrete Mathematics” aimed at parallelising the GAP system, as well as in the everyday code maintenance, regression testing, management of current stable releases, and liaising with authors of GAP packages (who are external contributors to the GAP system).

Being interdisciplinary is very enriching: I have high motivation to enhance the tools that I am using for my mathematical research, in particular, in the theory of group rings; on the other hand, I have a good source of real-life examples from my application domains when I need to find exemplar applications, for example, for the parallel version of GAP.

Previous events

Title Start date End date
Collaborations Workshop 2020 Tuesday, 31 March 2020 Thursday, 02 April 2020

Blog Posts

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Seventeen authors, four weeks and one reproducible paper (we hope) Friday, 06 October 2017