Monica Nevins
Monica Nevins
Full Professor


STM 641
(613) 562-5800 ext. 3529

Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Dr. Nevins’ research is in algebra. Her particular interests include the structure and representation theory of algebraic groups over the p-adic numbers. She also explores applications to cryptography, particularly in the post-quantum context.

Current Students and Postdocs

  • Ekta Tiwari (PhD)

  • Serine Bairakji (PhD)

  • Laura Maddison (MSc)

Research Groups

  • Algebra,
  • Lie Theory,
  • Quantum Security via Algebras and Representation Theory (QUaSAR)

Selected publications

  • Peter Latham and Monica Nevins, "Restricting admissible representations to fixed-point subgroups," Communications in Algebra, 2023.

  • Peter Latham and Monica Nevins, "Typical representations via fixed point sets in Bruhat-Tits buildings," Representation Theory, 25 (2021), 1021-1048.

  • Hayley Tomkins, Monica Nevins and Hadi Salmasian, "New Zémor-Tillich Type Hash Functions Over GL(2,Fp^n)" Journal of Mathematical Cryptology, vol. 14, no. 1, 2020, pp. 236-253.

  • Tobias Bernstein, Jia-Jun Ma, Monica Nevins and Jit Wu Yap, "Nilpotent orbits of orthogonal groups over p-adic fields and the DeBacker parametrization," Algebras and Representation Theory (2020) 23:2033-2058.

Research interests

  • Representation theory
  • P-adic numbers
  • Nilpotent coadjoint orbits
  • Algebraic groups
  • Cryptography