Dr Artem Kaznatcheev

Artem Kaznatcheev
College Lecturer in Computer Science

I am a College Lecturer in Computer Science at Oriel College, having previously worked here as a Graduate Teaching and Research Scholar while completing my DPhil in CS.

Prior to coming to Oxford, I was at the Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer, and the School of Computer Science and Department of Psychology at McGill University. This is where I developed my interest in evolutionary dynamics, theoretical computer science, mathematical oncology and computational learning theory.

Before this, I worried about quantum queries at the Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at University of Waterloo and as a visitor to the Centre for Quantum Technologies at National University of Singapore.

At Oriel, I have taught Design and Analysis of Algorithmics, Continuous Math, Discrete Math, Models of Computation, and Computational Complexity. Elsewhere at Oxford, I have previously taught Algorithmic Game Theory in the Department of Computer Science, and Graph Theory at the Mathematical Institute. At McGill and Waterloo, I taught various computer science, math, and cognitive science classes.

Research interests

My research combines theoretical computer science and evolutionary biology: I use the tools and techniques of computer science to ask and answer questions in evolutionary biology. My research goals are to better understand evolution using computational complexity, combinatorial optimization, and computational learning theory; and to link this new understanding to empirical measurements of evolutionary dynamics in cancer and other biological systems. Abstraction, both theoretical and experimental, is a unifying theme in my work.

Selected publications

An up-to-date list of my publications can be found here.