University of Leicester


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

XXX Informatics Building
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
LE1 7RH.

T: +44 (0)116 252 3807
F: +44 (0)116 252 3604
E: pyf1 at

[My office is now Ken Edwards 614. Ignore the address above.]

I am a Lecturer 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.

The department's open door policy means that you can try to find me any time, although I may be not around due to lectures etc.


My research falls under the theme of Algorithms: Complexity and Engineering (ACE), mainly in the areas of online algorithms and scheduling algorithms. I have also previously worked on (and still maintain an interest in) 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 stock market trading algorithms; temperature-aware scheduling algorithms for microprocessors; scheduling algorithms that incorporate preemption or non-completion penalties; scheduling of intervals and broadcasts; and algorithms for energy-constrained sensor networks.

Selected awards/grants/projects:

  • Royal Society International Exchanges Kan Tong Po Visiting Fellowship, 2015.
  • Innovation Partnership project, 2012.
  • Royal Society International Travel Grant, 2010

List of publications

PhD student: Martin Birks (graduated)

Program committee member: WALCOM 2008, WAOA 2012, COCOA 2016, COCOA 2017, COCOA 2018, COCOON 2019, COCOON 2020, COCOA 2020.




  • CO7100/7200 Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • CO3097/7097 Programming Secure and Distributed Systems (the "secure" part)
  • CO1097 Internet Computing (2 lectures)
  • CO1092/1093 Information Processing / Information Systems

I also supervise BSc third year projects and MSc projects.

I am a HEA Fellow.


I am the department's BSc examinations officer, and chair the BSc Panels and Boards of Examiners meetings.

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 (pyf1 at, T: +44 (0)116 252 3807.
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