Theoretical Computer Science

In an easy chair reading Garey and Johnson

Matt Stallmann's Home Page

my picture, 10/12/2008

Matthias F. Stallmann

Professor of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8207

Tel.: +1 (919) 515-7978
Fax: +1 (919) 515-7896
E-mail: Matt UNDERSCORE Stallmann AT ncsu DOT edu

Office: 2252 EB II (click for map),
Box 8206, NCSU.

Experimental Computer Science

Looking geeky with a lab coat



My primary research interests are in combinational optimization with emphasis on dealing with intractability (NP-completeness), either by looking for polynomial special cases or developing heuristics that work well in practice. Current projects include

Software for download (or browsing)

Selected Publications.

I do not have any research assistantships available right now. If you are interested in my research and would like to do an MS thesis or research project without financial support, please take CSC 505 and CSC 565 (unless you already have the equivalent) and make an appointment at your convenience. A strong mathematical background is required.


Some of my views on academic integrity. Actually this is an FAQ for a programming course, but many of my answers apply more generally and illustrate my philosophy of teaching computer science.

Useful tips for taking tests.

Other Information: Courses taught, curriculum ideas, etc.


I am the current chair of the departmental Strategic Planning Committee


I am a member and early service musician at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

HTELC has an active campus ministry Wednesday evening suppers provide a "home away from home" -- all are welcome (you don't have to be Lutheran).

My enjoyable pasttimes include:

Reading non-technical books and articles (history, religion, politics, literature).

A recent adventure: the seven bridges of Koenigsberg are now the five bridges of Kaliningrad.
More travel pictures

Biking and hiking.Berlin Sternfahrt: all major highways closed to all but bicycle traffic. on a dune in Neringa; the spit of land west of Lithuania

Camping. cooking on a camping stove under a tarp

Swimming in cold water (16 degrees C - do the math)with my brother emerging from the Balic Sea in Svetlogorsk, Russia

Composing, arranging, and adapting hymn tunes and other tunes. Here are some recordings of the Trinity Trio, a small ensemble that plays periodically during worship at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Playing guitar closeup of two guitarists and a bass player at my church and violin playing the violin in formal wear - taken after a concert


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