Daniel Jones is a Lecturer in the School of Mathematics. Daniel completed his PhD in Management Mathematics in the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham in 2017, studying ‘max-plus algebra’. He then went on to complete a year of post-doctoral research at the École polytechnique, Paris, France where he explored the behaviour of fire propagation in urban areas.
Daniel’s main research interest is in max-plus algebra (also called tropical linear algebra) – mainly the study of two-sided linear systems and the generalised eigenproblem. His work to date includes: polynomial solution methods of two-sided systems in special cases; a link between two-sided systems and the assignment problem; tropical roots of matrices and, more recently, convex analysis and its link with fire propagation.