Dr Mark Curtis Wilson

BSc(Hons) (Canterbury), PhD (Wisconsin)


  • BSc(Hons) (Canterbury) 1989, PhD (Wisconsin) 1995.
  • NZST Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Auckland.
  • Subsequently worked at Northern Illinois University and the University of Montana.
  • Joined UoA in 2001 in a position split between Maths and CS departments.
  • Moved to CS department in 2002.

Research | Current

  • Discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science
  • Mathematical theory of voting and elections
  • Models of social networks
  • Asymptotics of coefficients of multivariate generating functions

For many more details see my homepage.

Postgraduate supervision

Principal supervisor for PhD students: Reyhaneh Reyhani (2013), Samin Aref (2018), Neda Sakhaee (2020).

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Editorial board, New Zealand Journal of Mathematics
  • Academic Editor, PeerJ
  • President, Free Journal Network


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Wilson, M. C. (2015). Diagonal Asymptotics for Products of Combinatorial Classes. Combinatorics, Probability and Computing, 24 (1), 354-372. 10.1017/S0963548314000625
  • Pemantle, R., & Wilson, M. C. (2013). Analytic Combinatorics in Several Variables. New York, NY ; Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pritchard, G., Reyhani, R., & Wilson, M. C. (2013). Power measures derived from the sequential query process. Mathematical Social Sciences, 65 (3), 174-180. 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2012.11.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Geoffrey Pritchard
  • Lladser, M. E., Potocnik, P., Siran, J., & Wilson, M. C. (2012). Random Cayley digraphs of diameter 2 and given degree. DISCRETE MATHEMATICS AND THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE, 14 (2), 83-90.
  • Reyhani, R., & Wilson, M. C. (2012). Best-reply dynamics for scoring rules. In L. De Raedt (Ed.) Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 242, 672-677. Montpellier: IOS Press. 10.3233/978-1-61499-098-7-672
  • Pritchard, G., & Wilson, M. C. (2009). Asymptotics of the minimum manipulating coalition size for positional voting rules under impartial culture behaviour. MATHEMATICAL SOCIAL SCIENCES, 58 (1), 35-57. 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2009.02.004
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21089
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Geoffrey Pritchard
  • Pemantle, R., & Wilson, M. C. (2008). Twenty combinatorial examples of asymptotics derived from multivariate generating functions. SIAM Review, 50 (2), 199-272. 10.1137/050643866