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School of Mathematical Sciences

Professor Mark Jerrum

Mark

Professor of Mathematics / Director of Research

Email: m.jerrum@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5472
Room Number: Mathematical Sciences Building, Room: MB-511
Website: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~mj/
Office Hours: 10:30–11:30, every Thursday. Additional office hours in Week 8 only at 10:30–11:30 on Tuesday 10th March and Wednesday 11th March.

Profile

Mark Jerrum’s research interests lie in 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, he works 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.

He is Director of Research in the School of Mathematical Sciences and is module organiser for MTH6140 Linear Algebra II.  He serves on the editorial boards of SIAM Journal on Computing and Random Structures and Algorithms

Undergraduate Teaching

MTH 5104, Convergence and Continuity

Research

Publications