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Sam Coy

About Me

I am a second year Computer Science PhD student studying at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. My supervisor is Artur Czumaj. My undergraduate study took place in the same department; I graduated in 2019. I am part of the Theory and Foundations group in the department.

I am the Secretary of the Computer Science PGR (Postgraduate Researcher) SSLC.

Research Interests

My current research concerns distributed and parallel computing, particularly fundamental theoretical problems in the CONGEST, CONGESTED-CLIQUE, HYBRID, and MPC models.

The following topics are of academic interest to me:

  • Distributed and parallel algorithms, including communication networks
  • Communication complexity, including multi-party communication complexity
  • Combinatorics
  • Algorithmic graph theory


I have been a teaching assistant on the following modules:

  • CS254: Algorithmic Graph Theory (2019/20, 2020/21)
  • CS136: Discrete Mathmatics and its Applications I (2019/20, 2020/21)
  • CS260: Algorithms (2020/21)
  • Warwick Online Learning Certificate (2019/20)
  • CS118: Programming for Computer Scientists (2018/19)
  • CS141: Functional Programming (2018/19)

I was awarded an Undergraduate SSLC Teaching Award for my work on CS254 and CS260 in the 2020/21 academic year.

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My office is MB4.17, a shared space in the Mathematical Sciences Building. I am usually seated near the back, on the left-hand side as you enter.

Due to the current circumstances I do not have access to this office. To arrange a meeting by video call, please email me.