Seeun William Umboh

Lecturer in Algorithms and CS Honours Coordinator
School of Computer Science
The University of Sydney

Email: william DOT umboh AT sydney DOT edu DOT au
Office: Room 410, Building J12, School of Computer Science
Phone: +61 2 8627 7122

About Me

I am a Lecturer in Algorithms and the CS Honours Coordinator in the School of Computer Science at the University of Sydney. Previously, I was a postdoc with Prof. Nikhil Bansal at TU Eindhoven. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I was co-advised by Profs. Shuchi Chawla and Eric Bach. I also have a M.Sc in Computer Science and a B.Sc. majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, all from UW-Madison.

I am broadly interested in theoretical computer science and combinatorial optimization. Currently, I am working on approximation and online algorithms, graph optimization (e.g. network design, graph partitioning), and metric embeddings.

Advising

PhD
  • Lindsey Deryckere
  • Sampson Wong (co-supervised)
MPhil
  • Sampson Wong (2019, co-supervised)
Honours
  • Current: Alan Wu, Faye Xie, Tom Schwarz
  • Ryder Chen (2021, First Class Honours with University Medal)
  • Mai Le (2021, First Class Honours with University Medal)
  • Ive Zhang (2021, First Class Honours with University Medal)
  • Jahanvi Khatkar (2020, First Class Honours with University Medal)
Interns: Tanishq Dubey (2021), Aryan Gupta (2020), Finn Waugh (Winter 2020), TJ Kojima (Summer 2020), Qiang Qu (Summer 2019)
Coursework project: Ryder Chen (S2 2020), Cameron Eggins (S2 2020), Ive Zhang (S2 2019), Max Davy (S1 2019)

Teaching

COMP3027 Algorithm Design: S1 2022, S1 2021, S1 2020, S1 2019
COMP3927 Algorithm Design (Advanced): S1 2022, S1 2021, S1 2020, S1 2019
COMP9123 Data Structures and Algorithms: S1 2022 (co-taught with Clement Cannone)

Program Committees

SODA 2022, APPROX 2022, LATIN 2022, WADS 2022, SOSA 2021, FSTTCS 2018, APPROX 2017

Publications