# About Me

I am a recent graduate from the University of Bristol, and a postgraduate student at the University of Oxford. My key academic interests lie within abstract algebra (particularly group theory), combinatorics, and theoretical computer science.

I plan to begin a PhD in 2021, and I am currently searching for a supervisor.

# Publications

[1] Alexandru, C. -M., Bridgett-Tomkinson, E., Linden, N., **MacManus, J.**, Montanaro, A., & Morris, H. (2020). Quantum speedups of some general-purpose numerical optimisation algorithms. *Quantum Science and Technology, 5*(4), 045014. https://doi.org/10.1088/2058-9565/abb003

# Education

**University of Oxford**

*MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science (MFoCS) - 2020 to 2021*

- An emphasis on group theory, and algorithmic combinatorics.

**University of Bristol**

*BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, first class honours - 2017 to 2020*

- Bachelor’s thesis: *Decision problems within combinatorial group theory*, supervised by Dr Philipp Schlicht.

**Ysgol Aberconwy 6th Form**

*3 A-Levels, at A*A*A* - 2015 to 2017*

- Above results achieved in Maths, Further Maths, and Physics.

**Coleg Llandrillo (Via Conwy LiNC)**

*Level 3 BTEC in Programming, at Dist* - 2015 to 2017*

- Languages studied include C#, Visual Basic, as well as web development in HTML, CSS and Javascript.

# Experience

**Maths Café Leader (Combinatorics)**

*University of Bristol - October 2019 to Present*

- Running a weekly drop-in session, which functions as a more informal problems class.

**Teaching Assistant (Algorithms I-II)**

*University of Bristol - October 2019 to Present*

- Duties including running office hours and helping in problems classes.

**Research Intern**

*University of Bristol - Summer 2019*

- Working on a research project concerning quantum speed-ups of classical algorithms.

**GCSE and A-Level Mathematics Tutor**

*Metatutor - 2018 to Present*

- Tutored a good number of students through various levels of maths alongside my own studies.

*. . . also several years of customer service experience which I shan’t list here.*

# Everything Else

Feel free to get in contact with me for a full CV.