## Nicholas Beaton

I am a Research Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia, supported by a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council. The title of my project is "Statistical Mechanics and Topology of Polymer Systems".

In 2015 and 2016 I was a PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, working in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

During 2014 I was a Research Assistant at the University of Melbourne, Australia, working in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS).

From 2012 to 2013 I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris Nord (LIPN) at Université Paris 13 (Paris Nord), France.

I completed my PhD, titled "Combinatorics of Lattice Paths and Polygons", in 2012 at the University of Melbourne, Australia, under the supervision of Prof. Tony Guttmann.

My research interests are in combinatorics, and more specifically in enumerative combinatorics and its connections with physics. These problems are often connected with other fields, so I'm also interested in complex analysis, knot theory, probability theory, and algorithms for counting and simulating discrete structures.

### Contact details

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The University of Melbourne

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Australia

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