Computer Science

Department staff

Dr Robert Mercaș

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Robert graduated from University of Bucharest in 2004 with a degree in Computer Science. He did his Masters in Theoretical Computer Science at the same university before moving to Tarragona where he did his PhD at the Rovira I Virgili University. 

In 2011, Robert became for two years an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. Between 2013 and 2016 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Kiel University. During this time, he also had a DAAD fellowship on which he spent a one-year mobility at King’s College London. In 2016, he held a Newton Postdoctoral fellowship at King’s College London, before joining Loughborough University in July. 

  • Algorithms and Combinatorics on sequences
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms
  • Formal Languages.
  • Trace Monoids
  • Pattern Inference (Learning Theory)
  • PC for CPM 2018, SPIRE 2017, DACS 2015, SYNASC 2014, Interplays 2011, ICAART 2011
  • OC for WORDS 2019 (co-chair), LSD&LAW 2016 (co-chair), SPIRE 2015, LSD&LAW 2015, LATA 2008, LATA 2007
  • Reviewer for several conferences and journals.