Shayo Olukoya


My name is (Feyi)Shayo Olukoya. I am a PhD student at the University of St. Andrews, I am a PhD student at the university of St Andrews, supervised by Dr Collin Bleak and Dr Martyn quick since late September 2014.

I am a member of the algebra research group

I am grateful to the Carnegie trust who are funding my PhD with a Carnegie Scholarship. My Erdös number is 2.


Research Interests
My current research interests are in combinarotial and geometric group theory and symbolic dynamics.

Recently I have been thinking about decision problems in the Higman-Thompson groups, and some subgroups; I am also interested in understanding the group of automorphisms of the one-sided and two-sided shift.

Other Interests
I am a keen tennis fan and love both to play and watch. I also play football though I am not so keen on watching it. When I am not doing either of these things, or thinking about a problem, I can be found unwinding with a literary classic.
  1. (with C. Donoven) Conjugate overgroups and subgroups of Vn; arxiv
  2. The growth rates of automaton groups generated by reset automata; arxiv
  3. (with C. Bleak, P. Cameron, Y. Maissel, A.Navas) The further chameleon groups of Richard Thompson and Graham Higman: Automorphisms via dynamics for the Higman groups Gn,r; arxiv
  • MT1002: 2 tutorial groups
  • MT1003: 2 tutorial groups
  • MT2501: 4 tutorial groups
  • MT1003: 2 tutorial groups
  • MT1002: Microlab supervision
  • MT1002: 2 tutorial groups
  • MT1003: 1 tutorial group
  • MT2501: 4 tutorial groups and 2 examples clases
Selected list of conferences and workshops
  • 23-28 November 2014: All Kinds of Mathematics Remind me of You conference at Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 26-30 June 2014: Applications of operator algebras: order, disorder, symmetry workshop at ICMS, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • 9 November 2016: North British geometric group theory network at University of St Andrews, St Andrews,United Kingdom.
  • 20-21 May 2016: Groups in Galway 2016 at NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland.
  • 29 Jun - 3 July 2015: Group representations in Dynamical Systems and Geometry in Marseilles, France.

Contact Details
    Mathematical Institute,
    University of St. Andrews,
    North Haugh,
    St. Andrews,
    KY16 9SS.
Room 108
Phone: +44 (0)1334 463237

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