Gonzalo Fiz Pontiveros

Postdoctoral fellow at BGSMath - UPC
Research area: Discrete Mathematics / Probability

PhD in Mathematics obtained at University of Cambridge (2013)


I graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Soon after, I became  a member of the "Selection Internationale" program at the E?cole Normale Supe?rieure for the duration of my Master degrees and the first year of PhD.

I obtained my PhD at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Prof. Sir W.T. Gowers, FRS.

I have been a postdoctoral fellow for at IMPA (Instituto de Matema?tica Pura e Aplicada) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working with Prof. R. Morris and later on at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, working with Prof. G. Kalai. Then,  I spent a year as visiting professor at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Floriano?polis, Brazil.

Currently I'm a BGSMath funded postoc, affiliated with the UPC. 

Research lines

My research interests lie primarily in the areas of extremal, probabilistic and additive combinatorics. In particular, I am very interested in the study of discrete random processes and their applications to extremal problems.

Selected publications

1- The triangle-free process and R(3,k). Joint work with S. Griffiths and R. Morris. To appear in Memoirs        of the AMS.

2- The Ramsey number of the clique and the hypercube. Joint work with Simon Griffiths, Robert Morris,        David Saxton and Jozef Skokan. Journal of the London Mathematical Society.

3- Freiman Homomorphisms of Random Subsets of Z_N. Combinatorics, Probability and Computing.

4- Sums of Dilatesin Z_p. Combinatorics, Probability and Computing.