University of Leicester


STAFF — Stanley P. Y. Fung Ph.D. (University of Hong Kong)

F6Computer Science Building
Department of Informatics,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
LE1 7RH.

T: +44 (0)116 252 3807
F: +44 (0)116 252 3604
E: pyfung at

I am a Lecturer in Algorithms in the Department of Informatics, University of Leicester. I obtained all my B.Eng., M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Hong Kong, in 1999, 2001 and 2005 respectively.

Office hours

(Semester 2) Thursday 13:00 - 14:00, Friday 10:00 - 11:00 or by appointment


My research falls under the theme of Algorithms: Complexity and Engineering (ACE), and is mainly in the area of online algorithms and scheduling algorithms. Previously I also worked on problems in computational geometry and computational biology.

Online algorithms are algorithms that work without the full input available up front. As input arrives the algorithm has to make irrevocable decisions. This is the case in many scheduling scenarios.

My recent work include online scheduling algorithms that take into account temperature of microprocessors; those that incorporate preemption or non-completion penalties; scheduling of intervals and broadcasts; and algorithms for energy-constrained sensor networks.

List of publications

PhD student: Martin Birks (graduated)

Program committee member: WALCOM 2008, WAOA 2012, COCOA 2016



CO3002/7002 Analysis and Design of Algorithms
CO3099/7099 Cryptography and Internet Security (the "cryptography" part)
CO7100/7200 Algorithms for Bioinformatics
CO1097 Internet Computing (2 lectures)


CO3097/7097 Programming Secure and Distributed Systems (the "secure" part)
CO1092/1093 Information Processing / Information Systems

I also supervise BSc third year projects and MSc projects.


I am the department's BSc examinations officer. I am also part of the Teaching Committee.

Past administrative roles in the department include BSc Progression Tutor, Chair of BSc Departmental Academic Committee / Mitigating Circumstances Panel, Timetabling, and MSc Admissions.

Author: Stanley P. Y. Fung (pyfung at, T: +44 (0)116 252 3807.
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