Research Interests

  • Symmetries of discrete objects
  • Abstract polytopes
  • Discrete geometry
  • Maps on surfaces


  • Ph.D, 2007

    York University


Originally from Mexico City, Isabel Hubard obtained her BS from the National University of Mexico, and her Masters and PhD from York University. Later she held postdoctoral positions at the University of Auckland and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. 

Her research is centered on the study of highly symmetric abstract polytopes, a modern version of the Platonic solids that generalizes them to combinatorial objects of arbitrary rank or dimension; in her work, discrete geometry, combinatorics and group actions intertwine. Besides her contributions to the theory of abstract polytopes she has an interest in the outreach and education of mathematics. She has been the leader of the Mexico City Math Olympiad team since 2014, and the Mexican team of EGMO since 2015. She is currently the Coordinator of the Steering Committee of the “Red de Enseñanza Creativa de las Matemáticas” (Network for Creative Mathematics Education).