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George Kenison

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Dr George Kenison

Research Associate

Stipendiary Lecturer, St Peter's College

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD


Broadly speaking, my research interests lie in the intersection of dynamical systems, ergodic theory and hyperbolic geometry.  My current research focuses on decision and computational complexity problems associated to infinite-state systems and dynamical systems.

As a PhD student I studied asymptotic counting problems related to free groups.  In joint work with Richard Sharp, we established asymptotics for non-trivial conjugacy classes in free groups; for example, an orbit counting asymptotic for free groups acting on trees.


I completed my PhD in Mathematics, working under the supervision of Professor Richard Sharp, at the University of Warwick.  After my PhD I taught in the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol. In June 2018 I joined the Department of Computer of Science at the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral research associate.

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