Computer Science

Department staff

Dr Robert Mercaș

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Lecturer

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 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.

Robert’s research focusses on the combinatorial and algorithmic properties of sequences. His research interest also spans over formal languages and bioinformatics algorithms.

  • Algorithms and Combinatorics on sequences
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms
  • Formal Languages.
  • Trace Monoids
  • Pattern Inference (Learning Theory)
  • Programme committee member of CPM, SPIRE, WORDS, DACS, SYNASC, Interplays, ICAART
  • 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.