The following people are the faculty members of the research team: 


Simeon Ball (Coordinator)

Associate Professor


Research interests: incidence geometries, codes, semifields, linear algebraic techniques over graphs, quantum information theory and quantum codes

Pep Burillo

Associate Professor


Research interests: geometric group theory, metric properties of finitely generated groups,Thompson's groups, Houghton's groups

Jordi Delgado

Maria Zambrano Fellow


Research interests:  geometric and algorithmic group theory.

Anna Lladó

Associate Professor


Research interests: graph labellings, additive combinatorics

Anna de Mier

Associate Professor


Research interests: matroid theory, enumerative combinatorics

Patrick Morris

Walter Benjamin Fellow


Research interests: extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, design theory

Marc Noy

Full Professor


Research interests: random graphs, enumerative combinatorics, analytic combinatorics, discrete geometry, logic laws

Guillem Perarnau

Associate Professor



Research interests: probabilistic and extremal combinatorics, random combinatorial structures, stochastic processes and randomized algorithms

Julian Pfeifle

Associate Professor


Research interests: polytope theory, discrete geometry, algebraic combinatorics


Clément Requilé

Beatriu de Pinós Researcher



Research interests: random discrete structures, analytic combinatorics, graph theory, parametrized complexity, combinatorial games

Juanjo Rué

Associate Professor


Research interests: analytic combinatorics, random graphs, additive and extremal combinatorics


Oriol Serra

Full Professor


Research interests: additive combinatorics, graph theory, random graphs

Lluis Vena




Research interests: additive combinatorics, graph limits, graph polynomials

Enric Ventura

Associate Professor


Research interests: free groups, algorithmic group theory, asymptotic group theory


Former members:

- Gonzalo Fiz-Pontiveros (Bgsmath Postdoctoral researcher) 2017-2019

- Mallika Roy (Margarita Salas researcher) 2021-23

- Oznur Yasar Diner (Visiting Professor) 2019-2020 Webpage

The following students are preparing a PhD thesis in our research team:


Name researcher + advisor Research interest Photo
Ricard Vilar (Advisor: S. Ball) Quantum codes and finite geometries
Jordi Castellvi (Advisors: M. Noy and Clément Requilé) Enumerative and analytic combinatorics
Miquel Ortega (Advisor: O. Serra)

Additive combinatorics and combinatorial

number theory

Tabriz Popatia (Advisor: S. Ball)

The geometry of quantum and classical error-correction

Robin Simoens (Advisor: S. Ball) 

Hilbert Spaces and Finite Geometries

Sofiya Burova (Advisors: G. Lugosi, G. Perarnau) 

Stochastic processes on random graph


(Foto taken at FME-UPC: June 2017)


Past graduate students

Juanjo Rué (2009): Enumeration and limit laws of topological graphs. Supervisor: M. Noy

Amanda Montejano (2009): Colored combinatorial structures. Supervisor: O. Serra

- Jordi Moragas (2010):  Graph labelings and graph decompositions by partitioning sets of integers. Supervisor. A. Lladó

- Lluis Vena (2012): The removal lemma: algebraic versions and applications. Supervisor: O. Serra

Guillem Perarnau (2013): Random combinatorial structures with low dependencies. Supervisor: O. Serra

Arnau Padrol (2013): Neighborly and almost neighborly configurations, and their duals. Supervisor: J. Pfeifle

- Aaron Dall (2015): h-vectors, Zonotopes, and Lawrence Polytopes. Supervisor: J. Pfeifle

- Lander Ramos (2017): Graph enumeration and random graphs. Supervisor: M. Noy 

- Jordi Delgado (2017): Extensions of free groups: algebraic, geometric, and algorithmic aspects. Supervisor: E. Ventura

Clément Requilé (2017): Asymptotic study of regular planar graphs.  Supervisor: J. Rué at Freie Universität Berlin

- Mallika Roy (2020): Algebraic and algorithmic aspects of Zm × Fn : fixed subgroups and quantification of inertia. Supervisor: E. Ventura

Christoph Spiegel (2020): Additive structures and Randomness in CombinatoricsSupervisorsJ. Rué and O. Serra

Vasiliki Velona (2021): A study on structure recovery and the broadcasting problem. Supervisors: Gábor Lugosi at UPF and J. Rué

Matthew Coulson (2021): Threshold phenomena involving the connected components of random graphs and digraphs. Supervisor: G. Perarnau

Maximilian Wötzel  (2022): Probabilistic and Extremal studies in Additive Combinatorics. Supervisors. J.Rué and O. Serra

- Alberto Larrauri (2023): Logic laws on random graphs and discrete structures. Supervisor: M. Noy