|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Known for||Discrete Mathematics|
|Institutions||London School of Economics|
|Doctoral advisor||Béla Bollobás|
He has published nearly 100 papers in pure mathematics, including over a dozen with Béla Bollobás. His research interests include random combinatorial structures; partially ordered sets; algorithms; random graphs; discrete mathematics and graph theory.
Professor Brightwell started playing Othello in 1985, after finding himself sharing an apartment with Imre Leader. He has finished 3 times as runner-up in the World Othello Championship and is a 5-time British Champion, and has served as chairman of the British Othello Federation and as editor of the British Othello Newsletter.
He is currently a Professor at the London School of Economics.
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