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Mark Jerrum

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Address : School of Mathematical Sciences
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS
Position : Professor of Pure Mathematics
Office : Maths 201
Email : m DOT jerrum AT qmul DOT ac DOT uk
Telephone : +44 (0)20 7882 5472
School Fax : +44 (0)20 7882 7684

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I am interested combinatorics, computational complexity and stochastic processes. All of these ingredients come together in the study of randomised algorithms: computational procedures that exploit the surprising power of making random choices. A strong theme in this work is the analysis of the mixing time of combinatorially or geometrically defined Markov chains. More generally, I work on the computational complexity of counting problems, including weighted counting problems, as exemplified by partition functions and generating functions. Statistical physics, constraint satisfaction and graph polynomials provide a rich source of motivating examples.

My research, conducted together with postdoctoral research assistant Heng Guo, is supported by an EPSRC grant Algorithms that count: exploring the limits of tractability. Prior to that, I was a coinvestigator on Computational Counting, a joint project with Martin Dyer (Leeds) and Leslie Ann Goldberg (Oxford).

Publications and Preprints

Some publications are available online. Or, for a more nearly complete listing of publications, click here. (This listing is generated in real time by MathSciNet.)


Recent PhD Students

Other Activities

I am Deputy Head of School in the School of Mathematical Sciences.


In my spare time I butcher families.

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