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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 Mathematics
Office : Maths Building MB-511
Email : m DOT jerrum AT qmul DOT ac DOT uk
Telephone : +44 (0)20 7882 5472

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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 counted problems as exemplified by partition functions and generating functions. Statistical physics, Constraint Satisfaction Problems and graph polynomials provide a rich source of motivating examples.

My research was until recently supported by an EPSRC grant Sampling in Hereditary Classes, held jointly with Martin Dyer and Haiko Müller (both Leeds). Prior to that, I was Principal Investigator on Algorithms that count: exploring the limits of tractability, and Co-Investigator on a joint project with Martin Dyer 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.)


My Office hours can be found here.

Current and recent PhD Students

Other Activities

I am co-organiser of the Combinatorics Study Group.


From my early career:
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