Alice Devillers

Dr, PhD Libre de Bruxelles

  • The University of Western Australia (M019), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.08, Mathematics Building, Perth campus

    6009 Crawley


  • 156 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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Personal profile


I was born in Belgium in 1976. From 1994 to 1998, I studied mathematics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. I then did a PhD in the Service de Géométrie of the Département de Mathématiques with a grant from the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique. I became a doctor in science in January 2002. From October 2002 to September 2003, I worked at Michigan State University with Professor Jonathan Hall, thanks to the Belgian American Education Foundation.
After that , I did a postdoc at ULB until 2008, as a Chargé de Recherche of the FNRS. After having visited Cheryl Praeger at UWA in 2006 and in 2007, I moved to Perth as a Research Associate working for Prof Praeger in September 2008. Since 2011 I have been a Senior Lecturer at UWA. I was on parental leave for most of 2016. and now work part-time.

Previous positions

Research Fellow of the FNRS (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique): from 1998 to 2002.
Research Fellow of the BAEF, to do research with Jonathan Hall at Michigan State University: October 2002-September 2003.
Scientific Collaborator of the FNRS: October 2003-September 2004.
Research Assistant of the FNRS: October 2004-September 2007.
Scientific Collaborator of the F.R.S.-FNRS: October 2007-September 2008.
Research Associate at UWA: September 2008-September 2011.


I do research in pure mathematics, as part of the Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation.

More precisely, my interests are: 

Group theory, Graph theory, Combinatorics, Finite geometry, Tits' buildings


English and French

Teaching overview

I have mainly taught first year units, MATH1002 then MATH1012. 

Community engagement

I did a lot of outreach advocating mathematics (specially at UWA) until 2015. 

I am very involved with math Olympiads (WAJO here in Perth, and the Senior national competitions).



  • Group theory
  • Graph theory
  • Combinatorial geometry

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Projects 2013 2015

Research Output 1998 2015

  • 156 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 33 Article
10 Citations

Finite 2-Geodesic Transitive Graphs of Prime Valency

Devillers, A., Jin, W., Li, C-H. & Praeger, C. 2015 In : Journal of Graph Theory. 80, 1, p. 18-27

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Automorphism Group
Arc of a curve
Prime Graph
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2 Citations

Locally triangular graphs and rectagraphs with symmetry

Bamberg, J., Devillers, A., Fawcett, J. & Praeger, C. Jul 2015 In : Journal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A. 133, p. 1-28

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Permutation group
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On geodesic transitive graphs

Jin, W., Devillers, A., Li, C-H. & Praeger, C. 6 Mar 2015 In : Discrete Mathematics. 338, 3, p. 168-173 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Arc of a curve
Generalized Polygon

Pairwise transitive 2-designs

Devillers, A. & Praeger, C. May 2015 In : Journal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A. 132, p. 246-270

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Affine geometry
Symmetric Design
Projective geometry
Ordered pair

Local 2-Geodesic Transitivity of Graphs

Devillers, A., Jin, W., Li, C-H. & Seress, A. 2014 In : Annals of Combinatorics. 18, 2, p. 313-325 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Automorphism Group