Robert Hancock

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Heidelberg University, where I am a member of the Theoretical Computer Science group headed by Felix Joos. My position is sponsored by a Humboldt research fellowship. My research interests lie in extremal graph theory and additive combinatorics.

From January 2019-September 2020 I was at Masaryk University in Brno, working with Dan Kráľ. From July-December 2018 I was at the Czech Academy of Sciences, working with Jan Hladký. Before that I was a PhD student at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Andrew Treglown, defending my thesis in October 2018. For the final semester of my PhD studies I visited Victor Falgas-Ravry at Umeå University as an Erasmus exchange student. Between 2010 and 2014 I completed an MMath at the University of St Andrews. Here is a copy of my CV.

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Contact Details

Address: Institut für Informatik, Im Neuenheimer Feld 205, 69120 Heidelberg

Email: hancock -at-

Office: 2/212

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Conferences, Workshops and Seminars




Heidelberg University: (2020-present)

  • Lecturer: Discrete Structures I (Winter 2021)

  • Seminar Leader: Combinatorial Optimization (Summer 2021)

  • Seminar Leader: Algorithms for computationally hard problems (Winter 2020)

Masaryk University: Tutorial Group Leader (2019)

  • MA010 Graph Theory.

University of Birmingham: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (2014-2017):

  • Numerical Programming (Spring 2017)

  • Multivariate Analysis (Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017)

  • Communication Theory and Combinatorics (Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017)

  • Algebra & Combinatorics 2 (Autumn 2015)

  • Linear Algebra (Autumn 2014)

  • Number Theory (Autumn 2014)

  • 1st year support class and computer lab demonstrating (Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017)