Keynote Speaker


Magnús M. Halldórsson, Reykjavik University, Iceland.

Magnús M. Halldórsson is a professor in the School of Computer Science of Reykjavik University, where he also serves as vice-dean and the chair of the university's research council. He is the Director of Icelandic Center of Excellence in Theoretical Computer Science (ICE-TCS) and leads a research group on ad-hoc wireless networking that was recently awarded the sole grant-of-excellence given by the Icelandic Resarch Fund in 2012. The work of the group has led to the first algorithms for throughput link scheduling in the SINR model with constant performance guarantees, and optimal distributed algorithms for connectivity and aggregation.
Prof. Halldórsson has authored over 50 journal papers and 70 refereed papers in competitive conferences. He received the first research award of Reykjavik University in 2010, and has received awards from the Icelandic Research Council and best-paper awards at conferences and from journals. His research interests include algorithms on networks, scheduling, distributed algorithms, as well as combinatorics and bioinformatics.
He supervised the first computer science Ph.D. graduating from an Icelandic university, has advised three M.Sc. students and been an examiner of five Ph.D. theses.