skip to content

Computational and algorithmic methods


we have been made aware of a very convincing phone scam that is focusing on our workshop participants. Participants may be contacted by phone by a firm called Business Travel Management to arrange accommodation for workshops and/or programmes.  This includes a request to enter credit card information.

Please note, INI will never contact you over the phone requesting card details. We take all payments via the University of Cambridge Online store

If you have been contacted by this company please contact us as soon as possible.

27th January 2020 to 31st January 2020
Eamonn O'Brien University of Auckland
Derek Holt University of Warwick
Jean Michel Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu
Colva Mary Roney-Dougal University of St Andrews

Workshop theme:

This workshop has three principal components. The first is to identify big challenges in computational representation theory, with a particular focus on how computational techniques can assist in their solution. Examples include classification of maximal subgroups of finite simple groups, and the various conjectures on p-local subgroups. A second is to report on the status of the Matrix Group Recognition Project: what are the major open problems? How can the existing  machinery be best used? A third is to prompt the development of techniques to work with linear groups defined over infinite domains. Machinery in this area remains very limited. 

We expect that the lectures will cover all three components, and will be in part instructional for the benefit of those researchers who do not currently use computational tools in their research.


  • Dr Thomas Breuer
  • Dr David Craven
  • Dr  Heiko Dietrich
  • Professor  Bettina  Eick
  • Dr  Joanna Fawcett
  • Professor Meinolf Geck
  • Professor Martin Liebeck
  • Professor Frank Luebeck
  • Professor Klaus Lux
  •  Professor Richard Parker
  • Professor Cheryl Praeger
  • Dr  David Stewart
  • Professor Jay Taylor
  • Dr Adam Thomas
  • Professor Mohamed Barakat
  • Professor Willem de Graaf
  • Professor Dane Flannery
  • Professor Alexander Hulpke
  • Dr Christopher Jefferson
  • Professor Juergen Mueller
  • Dr Tobias Rossmann
  • Dr Allan Steel
  • Dr  Ulrich Thiel
  • Professor Nicolas Thiery
  • Dr Madeleine Whybrow


Deadline for applications: 27th October 2019

GRA programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during GRAW02 will automatically be added to the attendee list.

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.

Apply now


Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £200
  • Student Registration Package: £150

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation.  Please see the Hotels Combined website for a list of local hotels and guesthouses.



Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with timetable.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner location and date is to be confirmed. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons