Dr Daniel Jones PhD

Dr Daniel Jones

School of Mathematics

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Daniel Jones lectures Game Theory and Combinatorial Optimisation.

Daniel has published papers in the area of tropical linear algebra (a.k.a. max-plus algebra) including: special cases of the generalised eigenproblem; links between two-sided systems and the assignment problem and tropical matrix roots. He also has research in fire propagation in urban areas using techniques of: cellular automata, convex analysis and min-plus algebra.

He enjoys teaching and is enthusiastic about encouraging younger people to pursue Mathematics at the University level through talks at schools and applicant visit days.


Lecturer in Game Theory and Combinatorial Optimisation:

  • PhD in Management Mathematics – UoB 2017
  • MSci in Mathematics – UoB 2013


  • Game Theory
  • Combinatorial Optimisation


My main research interests are two-sided max-linear systems in tropical (max-plus) algebra and tropical matrix roots. I also have interests in cellular automata and their connection with the spread of fire in urban environments. 


Recent publications


Jones, D, Meyer, J & Huang, J 2021, 'Reflections on remote teaching', MSOR Connections, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 47-54. https://doi.org/10.21100/msor.v19i1.1137

Jones, D 2018, 'On two-sided Max-Linear equations', Discrete Applied Mathematics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dam.2018.06.011

Butkovic, P & Jones, D 2016, 'On special cases of the generalized max-plus eigenproblem', S I A M Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 1002–1021. https://doi.org/10.1137/15M1041031

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