Professor Dillon Mayhew

Professor Dillon Mayhew


I completed my DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Dominic Welsh. I held a position at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand until 2023, when I joined the School of Computing at the University of Leeds. My research is concentrated on discrete structures such as graphs and matroids, the theory of computation, including computability theory and the design of algorithms, the expressive power of monadic second-order logic, and the connections between these topics.

Research interests

Much of my research has been in matroid theory. The blog at contains explanations of matroid research.

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