University of Leicester

computer science

STAFF — Rajeev Raman

Professor of Computer Science
F33 Computer Science Building
Department of Computer Science,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
LE1 7RH.

T: +44 (0)116 252 3894
F: +44 (0)116 252 3604

Teaching and Administration

Algorithms and data structures, data compression methods, parallel algorithms and algorithmic issues in the World-Wide-Web. I'm currently teaching CO7213: Networking and Distributed Computing and CO3096: Compression Methods for Multimedia. I supervise a number of third-year and MSc projects.

I have a number of administrative roles including Research Committee Chair and MSc Examinations Officer.


Research Themes

I belong to the Algorithms and Complexity research group. In addition to studying algorithms from a mathematical viewpoint, I am actively involved in algorithm engineering, which includes:

  • the implementation, experimental testing, and fine-tuning of discrete algorithms.
  • the development of software repositories and platforms which allow use of, and experimentation with, efficient discrete algorithms.
  • methodological issues including standards in the context of empirical research on algorithms and data structures.
  • methodological issues regarding the process of converting user requirements into efficient algorithmic solutions and implementations.
I have also interests in data mining.


DBLP record, or Google Scholar entry.

Selected publications, some downloadable, here.

PhD Students



Research Projects

Also check out the SiXML initiative.

Research Service


Brief Bio


PhD (CS), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, 1993.
MS (CS), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, 1988.
BTech (CS and Engg), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi, India, 1986.
(Businessweek gushes about the Indian Institutes of Technology)


After defending my PhD thesis in October 1991, I took up a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Algorithms and Complexity Group at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, which is headed by Kurt Mehlhorn. In January 1993 I joined the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, as a Research Associate working with Uzi Vishkin. Crossing the Atlantic yet again, I joined the Algorithm Design Group at King's College London in 1994. I have been at Leicester since January 2001.

I've been a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut and at Hong Kong UST. I taught high school students at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

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