Dr. J. (Jesper) Nederlof

Buys Ballotgebouw
Princetonplein 5
Kamer 4.71
3584 CC Utrecht

Dr. J. (Jesper) Nederlof

Associate Professor
Algorithms and Complexity

See https://webspace.science.uu.nl/~neder003/ for Jesper's homepage.


Jesper Nederlof is an assistant professor in the Algorithms and Complexity group at UU since February 1. He received his M.Sc. in Applied Computing Science from Utrecht University (the Netherlands) in 2008, and successfully defended his PhD thesis titled `Space and Time Efficient Structural Improvements of Dynamic Programming Algorithms’ in December 2011, which he obtained at the University of Bergen (Norway). He was fortunate enough to have Pinar Heggernes as PhD supervisor. In 2012-2014, he continued the research of his PhD thesis as a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University funded by a NWO open competition project. From February 2014 to October 2014, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Maastricht University, and afterwards he worked 4 months as research fellow at the University of Berkeley and as assistant professor at the combinatorial optimization group in the mathematics department of TU/e.

In his research, Jesper likes to design algorithms for NP-complete problems with small, but still exponential (since he doesn’t expect to prove P=NP) worst-case run time.
But his research interests also include many other subfields of Theoretical Computer Science. For example, he also wrote papers featuring a substantial amount of (among others) algorithmic game theory, information theory, representation theory, approximation algorithms and online algorithms.

Jesper has been involved as lecturer or instructor courses involving algorithms, (non)-linear optimization, graph theory, (vector) calculus, modeling, and management and product development.