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Prof Leszek Gasieniec Professor

Professor in Computer Science Computer Science

Biography

Personal Statement

Prof Leszek Antoni Gasieniec, PhD (1994) in Computer Science, Warsaw University, Poland. Postdocs at Université du Québec à Hull in Canada (94-95), and Max-Planck Institut für Informatik in Saarbruecken, Germany (95-97). He has been with the University of Liverpool since October 1997 becoming full professor in 2003. He was the Head of Computer Science Department in years 2012-2015. The main research strand of Prof Gasieniec’s research explorations is in the design and analysis of efficient algorithms for combinatorial problems, with a special interest in Distributed Algorithms, Networks, and Search Problems.

His research was funded by EPSRC, MRC, BBSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and British Council. He is a member of the EPSRC College, the panel for the Royal Society’s Newton International Fellowships, and he reviewed grant proposals for the Canadian, Dutch, French, Greek, Hong Kong, Israeli and Polish national scientific foundations. Prof Gasieniec has published about 150 research positions in the top quality computing journals and the proceedings of the leading international conferences in the field. He edited three volumes in Theoretical Computer Science devoted to selected papers from FCT’03,’13 and SIROCCO’06 and contributed three entries to Springer Encyclopedia of Algorithms. He was on the Award Committee for the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing in 2009. He is on the editorial board of Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of Discrete Algorithms (Elsevier) and LMS Journal of Computation and Mathematics. He regularly serves on PCs for the top conferences in the field including ESA’10, IPDPS’11,’12,’13,’14,'17 ICALP’13,’14, and’15, PODC'08 and PC Chair for FCT’13 and ALGOSENOSRS '15 and '16. He organised a number of research meetings including the largest European conference on Algorithms ALGO 2010. He is also a successful PhD supervisor.

Personal Distinctions

  • PC Chair for ALGOSENSORS'15 (General Chair of ALGOSENSORS'15 2015)
  • PC Chair for FCT'13 (FCT Steering Committee 2013)
  • On Efficient Gossiping in Radio Networks, invited talk at SIROCCO'09 (Invitation to Speak, Sterring Committee and PC Chairs in 2009 2009)
  • Memory Efficient Anonymous Graph Exploration, invited talk to WG'08 (Invitation to Speak, Hajo Broersma, Thomas Erlebach, Tom Friedetzky and Daniel Paulusma ed(s) 2008)

Administrative Roles

  • Head of Department of Computer Science, since September 2015
  • Member of several Senior Department/School Committees
  • Mentor to staff members and academic advisor of undergraduate students