Charles Semple Charles Semple

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand
BSc(Hons I) (Massey U), Dip Teaching (Auckland College of Ed), MSc, PhD (Victoria U of Wellington)

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Telephone: +64 3 369 2152


Combinatorics, phylogenetics, and matroid theory.

Phylogenetics is the reconstruction and analysis of (evolutionary) trees and networks based on inherited characteristics, while matroid theory is the study of the combinatorial structures that abstract the notion of finite geometric configurations.