Guillermo Pineda-Villavicencio


Dr Guillermo Pineda-Villavicencio currently researches the theory and application of Discrete Mathematics. Within Discrete Mathematics, I am mainly interested in the areas of Combinatorics, Permutation Groups and Combinatorial Optimization. However, I have also worked on Computational Geometry and on the design of geographic information systems.

I form part of the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO) at Federation University Australia, and of the research group Graph Theory and Applications (GTA) at the University of Newcastle (Australia).

I am also a moderator and contributor to the Combinatorics Wiki project, project aiming to present the latest concepts, results, conjectures and references in various topics of Combinatorics.

Awards and Fellowships

  1. Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013), Skirball Foundation via the Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
  2. FAPESP’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012), University of Sao Paulo, declined.
  3. IBM Faculty Innovation Award. IBM Smarter Planet Industry Skills Innovation Awards 2010. (With Dr Julien Ugon and Dr Nadezda Sukhorukova).


  1. PhD in Mathematics, Federation University Australia, 2009
  2. Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours), University of Oriente (Cuba), 2002
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Areas of expertise: Maths / Data Mining