Home Page of Mark Jerrum
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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
is supported by an EPSRC grant
that count: exploring the limits of tractability.
Prior to that, I was a coinvestigator on
Counting, a joint project with Martin Dyer (Leeds) and Leslie
Ann Goldberg (Oxford).
Some publications are available
Or, for a more nearly complete listing of publications, click
(This listing is generated in real time by
Linear Algebra II.
My Office hours can be found
- James Matthews (graduated 2008).
- John Faben (graduated 2012).
I am Deputy Head of School in the School of Mathematical
In my spare time I butcher families.
(Image courtesy of Kyriakos Kalorkoti.)
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