# BENJAMIN BUMPUS

Course Coordinator and Tutor, 2018 - 2019

I am a third-year PhD student at the University of Glasgow. I am an Italian-American with a passion for farming, mathematics and computer science. My mathematical interests lie in combinatorics, graph theory and theoretical computer science. My PhD focuses on graph decompositions and connectivity in graphs and abstract connectivity systems. To put it plainly, I study the mathematics of "things that come in chunks", the limits we encounter when we try to solve problems involving these "chunky things" and how these chunky things can be assembled together into even chunkier structures.

My love for programming stems from how it connects abstract mathematical thought and concrete computation. I am excited about the PWSAfrica project because I can't wait to show other mathematicians and scientists all about the wonderful interplay between mathematical thought and its physical embodiment!