Justin Ward

I am a Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. I specialise in Optimisation and Operations Research.

Research My research interests include theoretical computer science, in particular the development and analysis of algorithms. Specfically, my research concerns approximation algorithms, combinatorial optimisation, and optimisation of submodular functions. I am also interested in models of simple, combinatorial algorithms, such as local search and greedy algorithms, for general combinatorial optimisation problems.
Bio I completed my PhD at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Allan Borodin. From 2012 to 2015, I was a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science and Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Warwick. From 2015 until 2017, I was a Research Scientist in the Theory of Computation Laboratory at EPFL.

Contact Information

E-mail firstname dot lastname at qmul dot ac dot uk
Phone +44 20 7882 5065
Office MB-126 Mathematical Sciences Building
Office Hours Wednesdays 10:00-12:00
and other times by appointment
Address School of Mathematical Sciences
327 Mile End Road
Queen Mary University of London
London E1 4NS

Teaching and Service

Current Teaching (Fall 2023)

I am currently teaching the following modules. See the linked QMPlus page for all module-related information.

Previous Teaching

Workshops and Conferences

I have recently served on the program committees of the following conferences: ICALP '16, APPROX '18, WADS '19, ESA '19

I have served as local organiser for several recent conferences, jointly held between QMUL and the London School of Economics: Highlights of Algorithms (HALG 2022) and the Joint Two-Day Colloquiua in Combinatorics (2018, 2019, 2021 2022, 2023).


Journal Papers

Conference Papers