David Manlove


I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing Science in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Research overview

My research interests lie mainly in the field of Algorithms and Complexity, and include:

  • Matching problems, including stable matching and kidney exchange
  • Algorithmic graph theory, including colouring, independence and domination in graphs
  • Complexity and approximability of optimisation problems
  • Integer programming models

A list of my publications and papers is available.

I am a member of the Formal Analysis, Theory and Algorithms (FATA) research group in the School.


Research activities (current and recent)

Research funding

Researchers (current and former)

o   Thesis: Efficient Algorithms for Optimal Matching Problems Under Preferences

o   Thesis: Complexity and Integer Programming Models for Generalisations of the Hospitals / Residents Problem

o   Thesis: A Structural Approach to Matching Problems with Preferences

o   Thesis: A specialised constraint approach for stable matching problems

o   Thesis: Efficient Algorithms for Bipartite Matching Problems with Preferences

o Thesis: Algorithmic Aspects of Stable Matching Problems

o   Thesis: Algorithmics of Two-sided Matching Problems

o   Thesis: A Study of Stable Marriage Problems with Ties


Please contact me if you are interested in undertaking research in the area of Algorithms and Complexity.  Some potential PhD projects are listed here, and procedures for making an application are detailed here.


I will be on sabbatical from 1 July 2015 – 31 December 2015.  During academic year 2015/16, I will be teaching the following course:


Other previous teaching responsibilities have included:



I will be on sabbatical from 1 July 2015 – 31 December 2015.  Previous administrative responsibilities have included:

External service

Brief biography

I stay in Linlithgow, a town in West Lothian.

Contact Information


Dr. David Manlove MA PhD PGCAP FHEA


School of Computing Science


Sir Alwyn Williams Building


University of Glasgow


Glasgow G12 8QQ






+44 (0)141 330 2794


+44 (0)141 330 4913



Page last updated November 2015.