Research Groups have a number of responsibilities in supporting their members. Each group has distributed these responsibilities among a number of specific individuals. Further detail on each of these responsibilities can be found below.
The table below has been updated for 2020-2021. Please send any corrections/further updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Research Group||Head of Research Group||Research Committee liaison||Workload||Career Development||Seminar organisers||DPhil admissions||REF (open access)||Graduate Students on course (including support finding mentors)||OMMS (Oxford Masters in Mathematical Sciences)||Webpage|
|Algebra||Prof Kobi Kremnitzer||Prof Kobi Kremnitzer||Prof Nikolay Nikolov||Prof Dan Ciubotaru||Prof Dan Ciubotaru/ Prof Kevin McGerty / Prof Nikolay Nikolov||Prof Kevin McGerty||Prof Konstantin Ardakov||Prof Kevin McGerty||Prof Damian Roessler||t.b.a.|
|Combinatorics||Prof Alex Scott||Prof Alex Scott||Prof Alex Scott||Prof Alex Scott||Prof Alex Scott||Prof Paul Balister||Prof Peter Keevash||Prof Peter Keevash||Prof Peter Keevash||Prof Alex Scott|
|Data Science||Prof Jared Tanner||Prof Jared Tanner||Prof Jared Tanner||Prof Coralia Cartis||
Dr Estelle Massart/ Dr Melanie Weber
|Prof Jared Tanner||Prof Jared Tanner||Prof Harold Oberhauser||Prof Jared Tanner||Hattie Moody|
|Functional Analysis||Prof Stuart White||Prof Stuart White||Prof Stuart White||Prof Stuart White||Prof Stuart White||Prof Stuart White||Prof Stuart White||Prof Stuart White||Prof Stuart White||Prof Stuart White|
|Geometry||Prof Frances Kirwan||
Prof Jason Lotay
Prof Frances Kirwan
Prof Frances Kirwan
|Prof Andrew Dancer/ Prof Dominic Joyce/ Prof Frances Kirwan/ Prof Alexander Ritter/ Prof Balazs Szendroi||Prof Dominic Joyce||Prof Andrew Dancer||Prof Frances Kirwan||Prof Frances Kirwan||Helen McGregor|
|History of Mathematics||Dr Christopher Hollings||Dr Christopher Hollings||-||Dr Christopher Hollings||Dr Christopher Hollings||Dr Christopher Hollings||Dr Christopher Hollings||-||Dr Christopher Hollings|
|Mathematical and Computational Finance||Prof Rama Cont||Prof Rama Cont||Prof Ben Hambly||Prof Jan Obloj||
Dr Alvaro Cartea/
Prof Rama Cont
|Prof Rama Cont/Prof Ben Hambly||Prof Rama Cont||Prof Sam Cohen||Prof Ben Hambly||Prof Rama Cont|
|Mathematical Logic||Prof Ehud Hrushovski||Prof Ehud Hrushovski||Prof Ehud Hrushovski||Prof Ehud Hrushovski||Prof Ehud Hrushovski/ Prof Jonathan Pila||Prof Jonathan Pila||Prof Ehud Hrushovski||Prof Ehud Hrushovski/ Prof Jochen Koenigsman/ Prof Jonathan Pila||Vacancy||Prof Jonathan Pila|
|Mathematical Physics||Prof Fernando Alday||Prof Fernando Alday||Prof James Sparks||Prof Fernando Alday||Prof Fernando Alday/Prof Sakura Schafer-Nameki||Prof Sakura Schafer-Nameki/ Prof Fernando Alday||Prof Fernando Alday/Prof Lionel Mason||Prof Xenia de la Ossa||Prof Lionel Mason||
Alex Thorne (graduate student)
|Number Theory||Prof Ben Green||Prof Ben Green||Prof Alan Lauder||Prof Damian Roessler||Prof Francis Brown/ Prof Ben Green/ Prof Damian Roessler/ Prof Andrew Wiles||Prof Ben Green||Prof Ben Green||Prof Victor Flynn||Prof James Maynard||
Prof Alan Lauder
Prof James Maynard
|Numerical Analysis||Prof Nick Trefethen||Prof Nick Trefethen||Prof Coralia Cartis||Prof Nick Trefethen||Prof Yuji Nakatsukasa(Tuesday seminars)/ Prof Andrew Wathen (Thursday seminars)||Prof Nick Trefethen (MT20). Prof Cora Cartis from HT21||Prof Nick Trefethen||Prof Nick Trefethen||Prof Patrick Farrell||Ms Helen McGregor|
|OCIAM||Prof Alain Goriely||Prof Alain Goriely||Prof Alain Goriely||Prof Alain Goriely||Drs Mohit Dalwadi and Matt Hennessy||Prof Ian Hewitt (for 2018-19 Prof Andreas Muench)||Prof Alain Goriely||Prof Alain Goriely||Prof James Oliver||Prof Renaud Lambiotte|
|OxPDE||Prof Gui-Qiang G. Chen||Prof Gui-Qiang G. Chen||Prof Gui-Qiang G. Chen||Prof Gui-Qiang G. Chen||Prof Luc Nguyen and Prof Melanie Rupflin||
Prof Qian Wang (also GSC representative)
|Prof Gui-Qiang G. Chen||
Prof Endre Süli
|Prof Jan Kristensen and Prof Melanie Rupflin||Mrs. Helen Lowe|
|Stochastic Analysis||Prof Terry Lyons||Prof Ben Hambly (primary contact)/Prof Terry Lyons||Prof Zhongmin Qian||Prof Dmitry Belyaev||Prof Terry Lyons||Prof Zhongmin Qian||Prof Harald Oberhauser||Prof Zhongmin Qian||Prof Harald Oberhauser||Prof Dmitry Belyaev|
|Topology||Prof Marc Lackenby||Prof Cornelia Drutu||Prof Marc Lackenby||Prof Marc Lackenby||Prof Dawid Kielak/ Prof Andrazs Juhazs/ Dr Andre Henriques||Prof. Panagiotis Papazoglou||Prof Marc Lackenby||Dr Andre Henriques||Prof Cornelia Drutu||Prof Christopher Douglas|
|Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology||Prof Philip Maini||
Prof Philip Maini (primary contact)/ Prof Radek Erban
|Prof Philip Maini||Prof Philip Maini||Prof Philip Maini||Prof Philip Maini||Prof Derek Moulton||Prof Philip Maini||Prof Philip Maini||Prof Ruth Baker|
Head of Research Group
The HoD may delegate duties to HoRGs when appropriate (for example responding to external or university consultations). In particular the HoRG should be willing to offer non-compulsory annual career review meetings with permanent academic staff in the group, although the compulsory five-yearly reviews would be carried out by the HoD (or perhaps sometimes an Associate HoD, but with academic staff being able to request that the HoD conduct the compulsory review). The HRG should also be willing to undertake annual Career Development Reviews for ECRs when asked to do so by the Associate Head of Department for Career Development.
The HRG is expected to liaise with both the HoD and the rest of the research group on the future direction of the research group and any possible new appointments.
Research Committee liaison
Liaising with the Chair of Research Committee (as the group's representative on the committee if it has one) and the committee secretary on matters relating to that committee, and making sure that all academic staff and ECRs in the research group are aware of the committee’s relevant policies, including sources of research funding and other research support.
Liaising with the Associate Head of Department for Planning and Resources, as chair of the Nominations Committee, and the DGSs on monitoring workload and supervision load for academic staff in the research group.
Liaising with the Associate Head for Career Development on career development for members of the group, in particular Early Career Researchers.
Responsibility for organising the group's research seminars.
Liaising with the DGSs and the Graduate Studies Assistant on graduate admissions for the group.
Being responsible (in liaison with IT) for ensuring that members of the group make their publications available on open access as required for the next REF.
Graduate students on course
Liaising with a graduate student coordinator for the research group on finding suitable mentors for graduate students (both DPhil and MSc) in the group.
Being responsible for OMMS admissions and for OMMS students in the relevant area; in particular being a member of the admissions panel, being (or finding) an academic advisor for each OMMS student in the area, ensuring that suitable dissertation topics are set and being (or finding) the second marker for dissertations in that area. There might also be a system of (optional) seminars given by MSc students at the end of MT to other students in the same area; the faculty member responsible for that area might attend those seminars (and then would be in a good position to write references for those students when making applications for the following year).
Being responsible (in liaison with IT) for keeping the group's online presence informative and up to date.