Talks

Invited talks at conferences

Projective embeddings of spherical buildings at One day meeting on buildings at York University, May 2015.

Small maximal independent sets at 50 years of finite geometries, conference in honor of Jef Thas, Ghent University, Nov 13-15, 2014.

A common characterization for Severi varieties at Workshop and Conference on groups and geometries, Indian statistical institute, Bangalore, Dec 10-21, 2012 (Regretfully declined due to teaching obligations)

Combinatorics of polar spaces at The joint international congress of the American and South African Mathematical Societies, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 29 November - 3 December 2011

Geometric authentication codes at Coding theory and cryptography II, Academy Contact Forum, Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium, September 21, 2007

Invited talks at universities

TBA at University of Newcastle, May 2015.

Projective embeddings of spherical buildings at University of Bielefeld, April 2015.

Small maximal independent sets at University of Auckland, March 2015.

Veronesean representations of Moufang planes} at University of Aberdeen, UK, December 4, 2014.

Veronesean representations of Moufang planes}, Birkbeck, London, UK, October 13, 2014.

Veronesean representations of Moufang planes}, Cambridge, UK, October 8, 2014.

Probabilistic Constructions in Finite geometries <\i>, LSE, May 8, 2014.

Coarse equivalences of Euclidean buildings University of York, York, January 6, 2014.

The geometries of the Freudenthal-Tits magic Square , University of Bristol, Bristol , UK, December 11, 2013

The geometries of the Freudenthal-Tits magic Square , University of Birmingham, Birmingham , UK, November 7, 2013

The geometries of the Freudenthal-Tits magic Square , TUE, Eindhoven , The Netherlands, October 9, 2013

The geometries of the Freudenthal-Tits magic Square , TUE, Eindhoven , The Netherlands, October 9, 2013

Geometry of exceptional Lie algebras la Tits. London Algebra Colloquium, Imperial College, London, UK, May 17, 2013.<\p>

The geometries of the Freudenthal-Tits magic Square , University of Cambridge, Cambridge , UK, May 15, 2013

Large Incidence-Free Sets in Geometry, CSU, San Marcos CA, USA, February 5, 2013

A Geometric Approach to the Freudenthal-Tits Magic Square, UC Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 1, 2012

Recognizing finite polar space combinatorially, UCSD, San Diego, CA, USA, August 23, 2011

Infinite Veronesean caps, UWA, Perth, Australia, April 13, 2010

A group-theoretic characterization of known counter examples to the planar Kac conjecture, UCSD, San Diego, CA, USA, September 29, 2009

Generalized Veroneseans and their arcs, at Rocky Mountain algebraic combinatorics seminar, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, March 13, 2009

Can you recognize a finite polar space by intersection numbers?, at Discrete mathematics seminar, CU Denver, Denver, CO, USA, March 16, 2009

Characterizations of classical polar spaces by intersection numbers, at Geometry Seminar, University Federico II, Naples, Italy, July 10, 2007

Conference contributions

Imbrex geometries<\i>, at Buildings 2013, Munster, Germany, October 8, 2013.<\p>

A Combinatorial Characterization of Severi Varieties over Arbitrary Fields at AMS - MAA joint meeting, San Diego CA, USA, Jan 12, 2013

Projective planes over quadratic algebras at Incidence geometry and buildings, Ghent, Belgium, Feb 6-10, 2012

The Freudenthal-Tits magic square at Finite geometries 2011, Irsee, Germany, June 25-29, 2011

Can one define finite classical polar spaces in a combinatorial way? at 33 ACCMCC, Newcastle, Australia, December 6-10, 2009

Constructions and characterizations of quasi-Hermitian varieties and singular quadrics at Normfest, San Antonio, TX, USA, March 26-29, 2009

Constructions of authentication codes at NATO Advanced Research Workshop Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, October 6{9, 2008

Characterizations of Veronesean surfaces at Buildings 2008, U. Munster, Munster, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2008

A characterization result for Veroneseans at Geometric and algebraic combinatorics 4, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands, August 16-22, 2008

A characterisation of Veroneseans at Combinatorics 2008, Costermano, Italy, June 22-28, 2008

Minimal codewords in binary Reed-Muller codes at Sixth Shanghai conference on combinatorics, Shanghai, China, May 24-28, 2008

Geometric authentication codes at 9th Nordic Combinatorial Conference, Bergen, Norway, November 23-24, 2007

Characterizations of classical finite polar spaces by intersection numbers, at Kolloquium uber Kombinatorik, Magdeburg, Germany, November 16-17, 2007

Characterizations of finite classical polar spaces by intersection numbers, at Buildings 2007, U. Munster, Munster, Germany, October 8-11, 2007

Generalised dual arcs and Veronesean surfaces, with applications to cryptography, at Proceedings Optimal Codes and related topics, Balchik, Bulgaria, June 16-22, 2007

Minimal codewords in Reed-Muller codes, at Combinatorics 2006, Ischia, Italia, June 25-29, 2006

Seminar talks at national (with respect to my country of employment at the time) universities

New Laguerre planes at Seminar on Incidence Geometry UGent-V.U.B-U.L.B., V.U.B, Brussels, Belgium, May 6, 2011

Characterizations of generalized Veroneseans, and their use in cryptography at Seminar of Mathematics and statistics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New-Zealand, September 10, 2009

The 2-transitive transplantable isospectral drums at Seminar on Incidence Geometry UGent-U.L.B., Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, April 3, 2009

Authentication codes from generalized quadrangles at Second Bcrypt Ph.D day, K.U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, October 13, 2008

Generalised Veroneseans and applications at Bcrypt Ph.D day, U.C.L, Genval, Belgium, April 30, 2008

Minimal codewords in Reed-Muller codes at Seminar Incidence Geometry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, April 25, 2008

A characterization result for Veroneseans at Seminar on Incidence Geometry UGent- V.U.B-U.L.B., Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, February 8, 2008

Generalised dual arcs and Veronesean surfaces, with applications to cryptography at Second Ph.D. day of the B.M.S, U.L.B., Brussels, Belgium, September 10, 2007

A characterization of quadrics by intersection numbers at Seminar Incidence Geometry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, January 19, 2007