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Peter Jeavons

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Professor Peter Jeavons
Professor of Computer Science
Tutorial Fellow, St Anne's College


I'm interested in algorithms and computational complexity. Most of my own research has focused on constraint satisfaction problems.

I'm also interested in computational biology, and my DPhil student, Dan Nichol, is jointly supervised by Alexander Anderson, in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Lab at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida.

I was on the Advisory Board for a project based at Harvard University involving computerisation of medieval music manuscripts (The NEUMES Project) and I worked with Louis Barton and Professor John Caldwell to develop this further, with the help of a grant from the Eduserv Foundation.

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Steering Evolution with Sequential Therapy to Prevent the Emergence of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance

Daniel Nichol‚ Peter Jeavons‚ Alexander G. Fletcher‚ Robert A. Bonomo‚ Philip K. Maini‚ Jerome L. Paul‚ Robert A. Gatenby‚ Alexander R.A. Anderson and Jacob G. Scott

In PLoS Computational Biology. 2015.

Simple Algorithms for Distributed Leader Election in Anonymous Synchronous Rings and Complete Networks Inspired by Neural Development in Fruit Flies

Lei Xu and Peter Jeavons

In International Journal of Neural Systems. 2015.

Patterns from nature: Distributed greedy colouring with simple messages and minimal graph knowledge

Lei Xu and Peter Jeavons

In Information Sciences. Vol. 316. Pages 550−566. 2015.





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Markus Aschinger
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Justyna Petke
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András Salamon
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Evgenij Thorstensen
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Lei Xu