Research Profile


Research Interests

My main research focus is in the area of Graph Drawing, and in particular the design and implementation of efficient algorithms for both the detection and display of geometric symmetry in graphs.  More recently, I also work in the general area of Computational Discrete Mathematics, and in particular Computational Number Theory.

Research Grants

Start DateEnd DateAward
Stopping within Online Stochastic Optimisation (SO-SO)Science Foundation of Ireland01-OCT-1030-SEP-14€127,084.00
SFI "Practical Computer Programming in ACETT"Science Foundation of Ireland01-AUG-0531-DEC-08€72,500.00
IRCSET "Automatic Static Timing Analysis for Real-Time Code"Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0531-MAR-09€80,915.00
Summer Student - Jason ConneryScience Foundation of Ireland12-JUN-0604-SEP-06€5,000.00
SFI-Summer Student Cong BaoScience Foundation of Ireland11-JUN-0703-SEP-07€4,800.00


Peer Reviewed Journals

(2013)'Variations on Twin Primes'
Des MacHale, Joseph Manning (2013) 'Variations on Twin Primes'. The Mathematical Gazette, 97 (539):265-268 [Details]
(2009)'Sorting Algorithms in MOQA'
Jacinta Townley, Joseph Manning, Michel Schellekens (2009) 'Sorting Algorithms in MOQA'. Electronic Notes In Theoretical Computer Science, 225 (1):391-404 [Details]
(2009)'Reconstruction of Partial Orders and List Representation as Random Structures'
Thierry Vallee, Joseph Manning (2009) 'Reconstruction of Partial Orders and List Representation as Random Structures'. Electronic Notes In Theoretical Computer Science, 225 (1):441-456 [Details]

Conference Publications

(2013)Lua Workshop 2013
Joseph Manning (2013) CFM : A Console File Manager for POSIX Lua Workshop 2013 Toulouse, France,   [Details]
(2010)Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group
Lisa Swenson, James Little, Joseph Manning, Roman van der Krogt (2010) Using Sensitivity Analysis to Improve Schedule Robustness Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group Brescia, Italy, , 01-DEC-10 - 03-DEC-10 , pp.165-170 [Details]
(1995)Graph Drawing '94 (DIMACS International Workshop)
Joseph Manning, Mikhail Atallah, Kingsley Cudjoe, Joe Lozito, Ron Pacheco (1995) A System for Drawing Graphs with Geometric Symmetry . In: Roberto Tamassia, Ioannis Tollis eds. Graph Drawing '94 (DIMACS International Workshop) Princeton, USA, , 10-OCT-95 - 12-OCT-95 , pp.262-265 [Details]

Professional Activities

Conference Contributions

(2011)Irish Transport Research Network,
George Boyle, James Little, Joseph Manning, Roman van der Krogt (2011) A Constraint-Based Approach to Ship Maintenance for the Irish Navy. [Oral Presentation], Irish Transport Research Network, Cork, Ireland , 30-AUG-11 - 01-SEP-11. [Details]
(2005)Computability in Europe,
Joseph Manning (2005) A Programming Language for Automated Average-Case Analysis. [Oral Presentation], Computability in Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , 08-JUN-05 - 12-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)13th International Symposium on Graph Drawing,
Joseph Manning (2005) Organising Committee Member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 13th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, Limerick, Ireland , 12-SEP-05 - 14-SEP-05. [Details]
(2004)International Symposium on Domain Theory,
Thierry Vallee, Joseph Manning (2004) Reconstruction of Partial Orders, the Equivalence Theorem, and Models of ACETT. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Domain Theory, Xi'an, China , 10-MAY-04 - 14-MAY-04. [Details]
(1996)AWOCA : Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms,
Joseph Manning (1996) An Intelligent Example-Generator for Graph Theory. [Oral Presentation], AWOCA : Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms, Magnetic Island, Australia , 07-JAN-96 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1993)Lecture Notes in Department of Computer Science (September),
Manning, J.; (1993) *. [N/A], Lecture Notes in Department of Computer Science (September), Symmetric Drawings of Graphs [B5077] , 01-JAN-93 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]


 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer01-AUG-98 / 20-JAN-15
Vassar College, New York, USA Assistant Professor01-JUL-91 / 01-JUL-98
University of Missouri, USA Assistant Professor01-JUL-88 / 01-JUN-91


1974University College Cork BSCMathematical Sciences
1975University College Cork MScMathematical Sciences
1978University of British Columbia MScComputer Science
1990Purdue University PHDComputer Science

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Australasian Workshop On Combinatorial Algorithms Referee-
Discrete Applied Mathematics Referee-
Discrete And Computational Geometry Referee-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Jacinta Townley University College CorkPhDPractical Programming for Static Average-Case Analysis : The MOQA Investigation
2008Michaela Heyer University College CorkPhDAn Intelligent Example Generator for Graph Theory

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
O Mearain Cian Masters Degree by Research

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Functional Programming II CS4621Functional Programming II
2015Functional Programming I CS4620Functional Programming I
2015Introduction to Programming CS1117Introduction to Programming

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