Hendrik J. Van Maldeghem

Ghent University, Department of Mathematics,, Bahrain


Hendrik J. Van Maldeghem was born in Gent, Belgium, in 1960. He received his M.S. degree (highest distinction) and his Ph.D. degree (highest distinction) from Ghent University in 1982 and 1984, respectively. In 1987, he obtained a "Hoger Aggregaat", which is the equivalent of a Habilitation degree, in incidence geometry and algebra. In 1989, Van Maldeghem was appointed a Research Associate at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research and promoted to a Senior Research Associate and a Research Director in 1993 and 1997, respectively. In 1997, he became a Part-Time Senior Lecturer at Ghent University, where he was promoted to a Full Professor in 2000, and a Senior Full Professor in 2005. All that time, he spent his academic life in the Department of Mathematics at UGent, more exactly in the research group Incidence Geometry. He is interested in incidence geometry, preferably with a group-theoretic flavor, in particular, interactions between algebraic and discrete geometric structures, with a strong interest in the theory of Tits-buildings. He was awarded the Hall Medal of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (Canada). He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics and Innovations in Incidence Geometry, an Editor of Advances in Geometry and ISRN Geometry, and he was Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society from 2002 until 2012.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2012

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