Serge Gaspers
ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer
UNSW Sydney and Data61, CSIRO, Australia

About me

At UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales), I lead the Algorithms Group and am a member of the Artificial Intelligence Group in CSE / ENG. I am also a member of two cross-disciplinary centers, the AGORA Centre for Market Design and the Centre on Impact of AI and Robotics.

I am part-time contributed as a Senior Researcher to Data61 (formerly: NICTA) at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), where I am a member of the Algorithmic Decision Theory group.

My research is mainly about the study of intractable computational problems. I design new algorithms for these NP-hard problems, analyse their running time, and make fine-grained complexity classifications. These computational problems have applications in many different areas and I have mainly looked at problems from Boolean satisfiability and constraint satisfaction, networks and graphs, and algorithmic decision theory.

Activities

I am involved in the following events:

CCS 2017AAAI 2017EXPLORE 2017AAMAS 2017Let's talk about AICATS 2017IWOCA 2017IJCAI 2017SAT 2017Shonan LCCADT 2017AAAI 2018 • 42ACCMCC

I teach COMP6741: Parameterized and Exact Computation in Semester 2.

Scientia PhD position

We have an opening for up to two UNSW Scientia PhD scholarships within the project Algorithms for Scheduling and Cooperation in Distributed Energy Markets. The project is to design and implement modern algorithms (parameterized algorithms and approximation algorithms) for problems around clean energy technology adoption. The UNSW Scientia PhD scholarships are very generous scholarships covering the tuition fees, a stipend of AUD 40,000 per year, and a research support package of AUD 10,000 per year. The successful applicants can start in either semester in 2018.

After filling out the application form, please send an email with subject line "Scientia PhD scholarship <your name>" to the supervisory team (Serge Gaspers, Iain Macgill, and Aleksandar Ignjatovic) including your university transcripts, a CV, and contact information of at least 2 references. To guarantee full consideration of your application, please submit the application form and email by 14 July 2017.