Centre for Stringology & Applications (CSA) Members
Professor William F. (Bill) Smyth (Co-Director)
Professor William F. (Bill) Smyth received his BA degree in pure mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1957, an MSc in numerical analysis from the University of Ottawa in 1983, and the PhD in computing from Curtin University in 1990. From 1957-1967 he was engaged primarily in computer-related consulting, especially in engineering and business. From 1967-1982 he was employed by various United Nations agencies in several different countries, again mainly providing consultancy services in computer use to business and government. Since 1982 he has been employed in academia: currently he is Professor Emeritus at McMaster University and Visiting Professor at King's College London, as well as Distinguished Honorary Professorial Fellow in DEBII. He has held a Canadian (NSERC) research grant continuously since 1986, has twice held ARC research grants in computing and mathematics, and has also been awarded research grants in the UK, Singapore and Hungary. He conducts research in combinatorial algorithms and their applications.
Professor Costas S. Iliopoulos (Professor of Algorithm Design) (Co-Director)
Professor Costas S. Iliopoulos received an MSc (1981) and PhD (1983) in Computer Science from Warwick University. He is a Professor of Algorithm Design and Head of the Algorithm Design Group at King's College London. Prof. Iliopoulos has worked extensively in the area of string algorithms and bioinformatics. His research achievements include designing optimal algorithms for computing seeds and covers of one and two dimensional strings. These algorithms play an important role in a number of applications, including text editing and searching, molecular sequence analysis, computer vision, and melody recognition in musical sequences. His previous research projects include a project on design and analysis of string algorithms funded by NATO, two EPSRC projects on combinatorial parallel algorithms, an MRC project on algorithms for molecular sequence analysis, a Wellcome Trust project on pattern inference on molecular sequences, EPSRC and NATO grants for research on data compression, two senior Marie Curie fellowships and a number of Royal Society Joint International grants. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Discrete Algorithms and an editor of the Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing. He has served on Programme Committees of a number of international conferences including CPM, SPIRE, IWOCA, CATS and ISAAC.
Professor Maxime Crochemore
Jackie Daykin was educated in Malaysia and England, and obtained a BSc in computer science and maths from Reading University, UK, in 1978. She developed logic gate array products for Texas Instruments (UK and USA) until 1980 and then returned to academia. Teaching appointments in the USA were held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1985 and Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis in 1986. She received her PhD in computer science on monotonic functions of partially ordered sets from Warwick University, UK, in 1986. Postdoctoral SERC and EPSRC research posts on multiprocessor algorithmics were held at the University of London. Following several career breaks she held a Vodafone sponsored Daphne Jackson research fellowship on algebraic constraints for temporal reasoning from 1998-2000. Since then she has been affiliated with both Royal Holloway and King's colleges, University of London, with Visiting Research Fellow & Teaching appointments. Royal Academy of Engineering, IMA , Erasmus, and Royal Society grants and networks (South Africa - UK) have supported her research on ordered codes and factoring strings. She is an editor for JDA and King's College Publications. Designated CMath MIMA and CSci, she is also a member of WES and a National and International Link member of DEBII.
Dr. Amy Glen
Dr. Amy Glen is currently a Lecturer (teaching & research) in the Mathematics & Statistics department within the School of Chemical & Mathematical Sciences at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia.
She received her PhD in Pure Mathematics in 2006 at The University of Adelaide (Australia), where she was later appointed as an Associate Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences. Following her appointment in Adelaide, she moved to Canada to take up a position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Laboratoire de Combinatoire et d'Informatique Mathématique (LaCIM) at the Université du Québec à Montréal until September 2008, when she moved to Iceland to join the Combinatorics group in The Mathematics Institute at Reykjavík University, before moving back home to Australia in July 2009.
Laurent Mouchard is a senior Lecturer at the University of Rouen, France, since 1999, a visiting Research Fellow at King's College
London, UK, since 2002 and a DEBII National and International Link Member, Australia, since 2009.
He received his PhD in Computer Science (Computational Biology) in 1998 at the University of Rouen (France). Prior to that, he was a Mathematics Teacher for High School students (CAPES Mathematics) in the 80?s and a System and Network Administrator, in charge of deploying the regional Internet platform and maintaining several parallel and massively-parallel computers (MasPar MP1, SGI PowerSeries, IBM cluster) in the early 90?s. He also participated to the assembly of the Human Genome while collaborating at Celera Genomics, Rockville, MD, USA in 2000.
Recent scientific activities include being an independent expert for the European Commission FP6 and FP7, a frequent reviewer for the french Agence Nationale de la Recherche and a founder of the Société Française de Bioinformatique.
Laurent Mouchard is teaching BSc and MSc courses in Biology and in Computer Science at the University of Rouen, and MSc courses on Security at King?s College London, UK
Dr. Simon J. Puglisi
Dr. Simon J. Puglisi is a Research Fellow in the Search Engine Group at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). His research is focussed on efficient algorithms and data structures for processing large data, particularly strings. Since 2008 he has held an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship and an ARC Discovery Grant on Text Indexing.
Dr. M. Sohel Rahman
Dr. M. Sohel Rahman is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He received his Ph.D. degree from King's College, University of London. His doctoral supervisor was Prof. Costas S. Iliopoulos and he was co-supervised by Prof. William F. Smyth. He received his B.Sc. Engg. and M.Sc. Engg. degrees from the Department of CSE from BUET.
Also, He is a Visiting Research Fellow Algorithm Design Group, Department of Computer Science, King's College London. His current focus is on algorithms and data structures for strings and sequences.
Associate Professor Jamie Simpson
Associate Professor Jamie Simpson holds an adjunct position in the Department of Mathematics ant Curtin University. He obtained his PhD at the University of Adelaide in 1985 and has taught at Curtin University, the University of South Australia and the University of Technology, Sydney.
Dr. Chen Wu
Dr Chen Wu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute, Curtin University of Technology. He received his PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from Curtin University in 2008. In 2009, Dr Chen Wu was awarded by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) as a distinguished Visiting Fellow to the CS department, University of St Andrews, UK. His current research interest includes information retrieval and its application in Web services discovery.
Dr Viberto Selochan
Dr Viberto Selochan holds a PhD from the Research school at The Australian national University. He has worked in academe, the public and private sectors. On completion of his PhD Viberto became a senior adviser to APEC in The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. He later joined SMS Management and Technology (an ASX listed company and one of Australia’s target management consulting companies).
Viberto was a director and MD of the company’s Asia Pacific Business Services. In 1999 Viberto was appointed Head of the Victorian Integrated Technology Park at Portland (an estimated $1Billion project with Alcoa in Portland). In 2001he was MD of Wam!Net (now merged with www.savvis.com, a Nasdaq listed company). In 2004 Viberto was appointed CEO of Azurn Ltd, a Boston company which he was preparing to list on the ASX when a private equity deal was negotiated. Viberto has been working on capital raising, private equity and M&As with WDScott and CEO of EMerchant as well as being a director and advisor of several other companies prior to taking up his role with First Step Homes.