# Mark Kambites

Head of Pure Mathematics

School of Mathematics, University of Manchester

I am a mathematician and computer scientist, interested in semigroup theory, tropical algebra and geometry, combinatorial and geometric group theory, formal languages and automata, cryptography, computational complexity, parallel processing, quantum computing, and especially the interactions between these fields.

I am also the Head of Pure Mathematics in Manchester, the central coordinator for the *North
British Semigroups and Applications Network* (NBSAN), and an
editor of the journal
*
Communications in Algebra*. The rest of the time I am a father (of three), husband, rambler,
fellwalker, consumer, commuter, cyclist, motorist, genealogist,
cross-country skier and crossword enthusiast.

## Latest News

- A new research preprint,
*Amenability and geometry of semigroups*(joint with Bob Gray), is available here. - The 21st NBSAN meeting was held in Colchester on 10th July 2015.
- The 20th NBSAN meeting was held in St Andrews on 22nd and 23rd April 2015. You can read all about it in Peter Cameron's blog.
- A slightly less new research preprint,
*A large class of sofic monoids*, is available here.