Hjalmtyr Hafsteinsson

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Associate professor of Computer Science

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Office - Taeknigardur, 2. floor, room 210
Phone - 525 4932
Fax - 552 8801
Address -
Department of Computer Science
University of Iceland
101 Reykjavik

Research interests

My main area of research is related to parallel algorithms and sparse matrices. I have worked on finding faster methods to solve sparse linear equations on parallel computers. I am also interested in algorithms for strings, graphs, and cryptography.


I graduated in the spring of 1984 from The University of Iceland with a BS degree in Computer Science and was awarded a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University in the fall of 1988. I was a research associate at the Science Institute of the University of Iceland until I became an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science early 1990. In 1994 I was promoted to an associate professorship at the department.


I have taught various courses in the Computer Science department. Below is a list of some of the courses.


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