JFB Joan Boyar
Professor Emerita, Ph.D.

I am a professor emerita of Computer Science in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA) at the University of Southern Denmark, where I was employed from 1991 until the end of 2023.

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 interests are online algorithms, combinatorial optimization, cryptology, Boolean functions, data structures, and computational complexity. I am currently a participant in the Online Algorithms with Machine Learning Predictors grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark, Natural Sciences.

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

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.