# William Palmer

Senior Lecturer in the
School of Mathematics and Statistics at the
University of Sydney.

### Research Interests

I am a member of the Algebra research group.

My current principal research interests lie in the study of group designs

such as Generalized Hadamard matrices and Generalized Bhaskar Rao designs

in two and higher dimensions.
### Research Publications

- W D Palmer, J Seberry (1988), Bhaskar Rao designs over small groups.

* Ars Combinatoria *
** 26A**, 125-148.
- W D Palmer(1990), Generalized Bhaskar Rao designs with two association
classes.

* Australasian Journal of Combinatorics *
** 1**, 161-180.
- W D Palmer (1992A), A composition theorem for Generalized Bhaskar Rao designs.

* Australasian Journal of Combinatorics *
** 6**, 221-228.
- W D Palmer (1992B), Partial Generalized Bhaskar Rao designs over abelian groups.

* Australasian Journal of Combinatorics *
** 6**, 257-266.
- D Combe, W D Palmer, W R Unger (2001). Bhaskar Rao designs and the alternating group $A_4$.

* Australasian Journal of Combinatorics *
** 24**, 275-283.
- R J R Abel, D Combe, W D Palmer (2004), Bhaskar Rao designs and the groups of order $12$.

* Australasian Journal of Combinatorics *
** 29**, 301-308.
- R J R Abel, D Combe, W D Palmer (2004), Bhaskar Rao designs and dihedral groups .

* Journal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A *
** 106**, 145-157.
- R J R Abel, D Combe, W D Palmer (2004), GBRDs with $k=3$ over dicyclic groups

and with $k=4$ over the elementary abelian groups EA($g$),

* AWOCA2004 Fifteenth Australasian
Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms Proceedings*, 109-120.
- D Combe, A M Nelson, W D Palmer (2004). Magic labellings of graphs over finite abelian groups .

* Australasian Journal of Combinatorics *
** 29**, 259-271.

### Current Teaching

In 2006, I lecture and take tutorials for the units of study:

MATH1011 Life Sciences Calculus (in March Semester);

MATH2969 Discrete Maths and Graph Theory (Advanced) (in March Semester);

MATH2069 Discrete Maths and Graph Theory (in March Semester);

MATH1904 Discrete Mathematics (Advanced) (in July Semester).
For the two units MATH2069 and MATH2969, I am the lecturer for the
graph theory section.

Dr W. D. Palmer

School of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Sydney

NSW 2006 Australia

Office: Room 525 Carslaw Building

Telephone:+61 2 9351 3048

Department Fax: +61 2 9351 4534

Email:
billp@maths.usyd.edu.au

Last major change: 9 November, 2005.

Bill Palmer