Theoretical Computer Science

In an easy chair reading Garey and Johnson

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my picture, 10/12/2008

Matthias F. Stallmann

Professor of Computer Science

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

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

Office: 2302 EB II, near the Graduate Program offices
Box 8206, NCSU.

Experimental Computer Science

Looking geeky with a lab coat


Graduate Advising Office Hours:
By appointment
Note: Appointments are for academic advising only;
all paperwork and administrative details are handled by the Graduate Office
Click here to make an appointment (10 minute slot)
Please use your ncsu email address when making appointments or sending email
To contact me by email (for grad advising), please use the alias.

Test tips Useful tips for taking tests and performing well academically.
Study skills Assessment tool and strategies for study and dealing with test anxiety.
Wellness coaching Strategies for improving general health and well-being.
Wellness activities A variety of opportunities to enhance wellness.
Student ombuds service Allows students to talk about their concerns with complete confidentiality. Phone numbers: 919.513.0235 to speak confidentially, and 919.513.3401 to make an appointment.
Counseling center Help with anxiety, depression, general difficulty dealing with life. Phone: 919.515.2423.
NCSU GLBT center A variety of resources for LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, allies, and advocates.
Pack essentials Pointers to a variety of resources for students who have issues with housing, food security, etc.


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.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: While I welcome an opportunity to work with you, I do not have any research assistantships available.

If you are interested in my research and would like to do an MS thesis or independent study project (starting with at least 3 credit hours of CSC 630), please make an appointment at your convenience. My projects require a strong background in design and analysis of data structures and algorithms, in software design, and a commitment to writing transparent and well-documented code in C, C++, Java, Python, etc.


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.



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

HTELC has an active campus ministry. Weekly 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   Berlin Sternfahrt: all major highways closed to all but bicycle traffic.    Stading next to a bicycle and looking at the Swiss town of Romont, on a hill in the distance.

Hiking   on a dune in Neringa; the spit of land west of Lithuania   on a trail with vista of the Italian Alps in the background

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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