Research Interests

During my time as an MSc student, PhD student, and postdoc, my research focused on graph theory, graph algorithms, and parameterized complexity.

My MSc thesis, jointly supervised by Tommy R. Jensen and Hajo Broersma, mainly focuses on the Three Color Problem for planar graphs.

My PhD thesis, supervised by Daniël Paulusma and Hajo Broersma, contains several polynomial and exponential time exact algorithms for (restricted versions of) NP-hard problems, dealing with partitioning the vertices of or finding certain types of paths and cycles in graphs.

As a postdoc in Bergen, I worked on the project SCOPE - Exploiting Structure to Cope with Hard Problems, under the supervision of Professor Pinar Heggernes and together with Dr Yngve Villanger and Rémy Belmonte. The main goal of this project is to identify graph classes on which NP-hard problems become fixed-parameter tractable or can be solved in polynomial time.


I have had the pleasure of collaborating with many different people. Here is a list of my coauthors:

          Manu Basavaraju
          Rémy Belmonte
          Endre Boros
          Dirk Briskorn
          Hajo Broersma
          Steven Chaplick
          Jean-François Couturier
          Konrad K. Dabrowski
          Pål Grønås Drange
          Markus Sortland Dregi
          Tınaz Ekim
          Aysel Erey
          Henning Fernau
          Jiří Fiala
          Fedor V. Fomin
          Petr A. Golovach
          Pinar Heggernes
          Bart M. P. Jansen
          Marcin Kamiński
          Dieter Kratsch
          Stefan Kratsch
          Erik Jan van Leeuwen
          Benjamin Lévêque
          Daniel Lokshtanov
          Fredrik Manne
          Dániel Marx
          Daniel Meister
          Martin Milanič
          Neeldhara Misra
          Jesper Nederlof
          Christophe Paul
          Daniël Paulusma
          Michał Pilipczuk
          Gerhard Post
          Arash Rafiey
          Johan M. M. van Rooij
          Reza Saei
          Stefan Szeider
          Marek Tesař
          Dimitrios M. Thilikos
          Yngve Villanger
          Gerhard J. Woeginger

Collaborations with the above people have resulted in the papers listed here.


My Erdős number is 2, my nerd score is 49.