Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Discrete Algebra and Geometry

Discrete mathematics is the study of objects and structures that are fundamentally discrete - made up of distinct and separated parts - as opposed to continuous.

  • Section Discrete Mathematics (DM)

Developing mathematics to describe structures limited to integers

This area of mathematics that has become increasingly important in recent decades, in part due to the advent of computers, and in part because of the recent ubiquity of large discrete (social, biological, ecological etc.) networks.

Discrete mathematics has many real-world applications in areas such as logistics, engineering, cryptography, computer algorithms, computer vision and relational databases. Applications vary from finding an optimal railway schedule, securing your privacy in WhatsApp, or protecting your data on a memory device against physical damage.