JFB Joan Boyar
Professor, Ph.D.

I am an professor of Computer Science in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA) at the University of Southern Denmark.

Since receiving my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, I have worked at the University of Chicago and Loyola University Chicago, and held longer visiting positions at the University of Aarhus, the University of Toronto, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Waterloo.

My primary research interest are online algorithms, combinatorial optimization, cryptology, Boolean functions, data structures, and computational complexity.

I have had the pleasure of working with great colleagues, Danish as well as international, in addition to my Ph.D. students, eight of which have continued in research after their graduation.

I am currently PI for the Online Algorithms and Cheminformatics Meet Concurrency grant from FNU, and the On-Line Algorithms and Advice grant from the Villum Foundation. I also participate in the Algorithmic Challenges from FNU.

Through the years, I have spent considerable time on service for the department in councils, committees, and management, as well as for the community, most notably in the form of a four-year membership in the Danish Research Council for Natural Sciences.