Yasmeen Akhtar

Assistant Professor, Gr-I

Applied Combinatorics
A405, Department of Mathematics BITS Pilani K. K. Birla Goa Campus, NH-17B (Bypass Road), Zuarinagar 403726, Goa, India
Degree: PhD in Mathematics (IISER Pune, India) 
Research Experience: 
  • Visiting Fellow, IISER Pune, India
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arizona State University, USA
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Research Interest: 

My subject of interest is Discrete Mathematics; more specifically, I am working in the following areas.

  • Covering, Locating, and Detecting Arrays
  • Graphs and Hypergraphs
  • Supersaturated Designs

The focus of my research concerns the application of extremal set theory, graph theory, hypergraph theory, finite groups, and algorithms into combinatorial testing (a pseudo-exhaustive testing approach) and screening designs. The component-based systems have many parameters, and interactions of these parameters may cause failures. Covering, locating, and detecting arrays are mathematical objects well-known for their applications in identifying the interactions responsible for these failures. The study of such arrays has been an active field of research over the last few decades. We investigate the construction, optimality, applications, and generalizations of these arrays. For details, please click here. 

Students: If you are interested in working with me on a project (SOP/DOP), send me an email with your CV and Grade Sheet.