About myself
I'm a
lecturer at MSOR, VUW; if you are (still) puzzled by this
abbreviation, have a look at the above links. Before moving to
Wellington in 2009, I spent 2 years in Edmonton as
a postdoc in
Prof. Anthony
ToMing Lau's group.
I studied for my PhD in Leeds under the
supervision of Prof. H.
Garth Dales. Before that, I did my undergraduate study
in Canberra, my
honours thesis was supervised by Dr. Richard Loy.
My preuniversity education took place in Hanoi, mostly. Yes,
it's not all! Lucky me, I've lived in yet another beautiful
city of Budapest, during the innocent years of primary
school.
Research
My research
interest is Banach algebras and abstract harmonic
analysis.
 (with Matt
Daws) Isometries between quantum convolution algebras,
The
Quarterly Journal of Mathematics 64 (2013),
373–396.
 (with Matt
Daws, Garth
Dales, and Paul
Ramsden) Multinorms and the injectivity of
L_{p}(G), Journal
of the London Mathematical Society (2) 86
(2012), 779–809.
 Contractive homomorphisms of the Fourier algebras, Bulletin
of the London Mathematical Society 42 (2010),
937–947.
 (with Matt Daws
and Stuart
White) Preduals of semigroup algebras, Semigroup
Forum 80 (2010), 61–78.
 The kernels and continuity ideals of homomorphisms from
C_{0}(Ω), Journal
of the Australian Mathematical Society 88
(2010), 103–130.
 (with Matt Daws
and Stuart
White) Conditions implying the uniqueness of
the weak*topology on certain group algebras, to appear in
Houston Journal of
Mathematics 35(2009),
pp. 253276.
 Uncountable families of prime zideals
in C_{0}(R), Bulletin of the London
Mathematical Society 41 (2009), pp.
354366.
 A theorem of Gel'fandMazur type, Studia
Mathematica191(2009),
pp. 8188.
 Incomparable prime ideals in commutative radical Fréchet
algebras, Proceedings of the American
Mathematical Society 137 (2009),
pp. 593596.
 The kernels of radical homomorphisms and intersection of
prime ideals, published in Transactions of the American
Mathematical Society 360 (2008), pp.
10571088.
 Automatic continuity for Banach algebras with
finitedimensional radical, published in Journal of the Australian
Mathematical Society 81 (2006), pp.
279295.
