Dr Elizabeth Dombi

Teaching Fellow

Mathematics and Statistics


Personal statement

I am a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Within my role, I am responsible for designing and delivering impactful teaching and learning activities for a wide range of undergraduate classes, supervising student projects and co-ordinating all academic aspects of students' second year of studies across all our degree courses. Since 2018, I have had the honour of chairing the Equality and Diversity Committee within the department. Currently, I serve as the co-chair of the Athena SWAN self-assessment team, working towards our department's submission for an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. I also contribute to the University's Gender Equality Steering Group to help promote and advance gender equality within the University’s staff and student populations. I also actively participate in the organisation of forward-looking initiatives and events aiming to create an environment conducive of growth and collaboration for participants at all stages of their career. More specifically, I was involved in the organization of the LMS Women in Mathematics Day in June 2021. Furthermore, I participated in the pilot initiative Retreat for Women in Applied Mathematics organised by Prof Apala Majumdar (University of Strathclyde) and Dr Angela Mihai (Cardiff University) in January 2023, whose overarching aim was to build a strong support network for female applied mathematicians.

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Teaching responsibilities in 2022/23:

First semester

MM201 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 

MM117 Mathematics 1M

Second semester

MM103 Geometry and Algebra and its applications

MM117 Mathematics 1M

MM202 Advanced Calculus

MM116 Mathematics 1C

Project supervision

I supervised fourth year projects in the following areas:

  • Cryptography
  • Shortest Path Algorithms
  • Game Theory
  • Automata and Formal Language Theory
  • Conformal Mappings
  • Riemann zeta function
  • Inverse semigroup theory
  • Epidemiology


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Research Interests

Pedagogical research interests include:

  • Learning environments fostering deep approaches to learning
  • Assessment and feedback practices enhancing student engagement and success
  • Inclusive teaching and learning practices
  • Automated Theorem Proving using LEAN

Research problems I have worked on relate to the following areas:

  • inverse semigroups, automata and formal language theory
  • combinatorial optimization

Professional Activities

ICMS Retreat for Women in Applied Mathematics
Member of programme committee
Institute of Mathematics and its Application (External organisation)
Tiling semigroups
London Mathematical Society Women in Mathematics Day
Student Transitions Beyond Strathclyde: Alumni networking event in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Event)

More professional activities

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Dr Elizabeth Dombi
Teaching Fellow
Mathematics and Statistics

Email: e.dombi@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3816

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