Dr Daniel Jones PhD

School of Mathematics
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

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.

Qualifications

Lecturer in Game Theory and Combinatorial Optimisation:

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

Teaching

  • Game Theory
  • Combinatorial Optimisation

Research

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. 

Publications

Recent publications

Article

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. https://doi.org/10.1137/15M1041031

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