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Dr Sian-Kathryn Jones known as Sian Kathryn Jones

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Ph.D. On the Enumeration of Sudoku and Similar Combinatorial Structures, (University of Glamorgan, 2010).
PGCLT, (University of Glamorgan, 2009).
BSc (Hons) Combined Studies Mathematics and Computing, (University of Glamorgan, 2006).


Course Leader – Mathematics
First Year Tutor – Mathematics

Main Teaching subjects:
Mathematics for Computer Scientists


Selected Publications:

S. K. Jones and S. Perkins. A P-box and S-box approach to encryption using Sudoku grids. Submitted 2016.

C. R. Thomas, S. K. Jones, and S. Perkins. Can a Tromino be tiled with unit Trominoes? Mathematical Spectrum, 48(2):78-81, August 2015/16.

S. K. Jones, P. A. Roach, and S. Perkins. On the number of 6 × 6 sudoku grids. Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, 89:33-44, August 2014.

S. K. Jones, S. Perkins, and Paul. On the number of Sudoku grids. Mathematics Today, April:94-95, 2014.

L.H. Harris, S. Perkins, P. A. Roach and S.K. Jones, Bishop Independence. British Journal of Mathematics & Computer Science, 2013, 3(4): 835-843.

S. K. Jones, S. Perkins and P.A Roach, “The Structure of Reduced Sudoku Grids and the Sudoku Symmetry Group,” International Journal of Combinatorics, vol. 2012, Article ID 760310, 6 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/760310.

D. Williams, S.K. Jones, P. A. Roach, and S. Perkins, (2011) Blocking Intercalates In Sudoku Erasure Correcting Codes, International Journal of Computer Science (IJCS), Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 183-191.

S. K. Jones, S. Perkins and P.A Roach,(2011) Properties, Isomorphisms and Enumeration of 2-Quasi-Magic Sudoku Grids, Discrete Mathematics, vol 311, pp. 1098-1110

Roach, P. A., Grimstead, I. J., Jones, S. K., and Perkins, S. (2009) A Knowledge-Rich Approach to the Rapid Enumeration of Quasi-Magic Sudoku Search Spaces. Proceedings of ICAART 2009, the 1st International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, Porto, Portugal, 19-21 January 2009, (INSTICC Press, Filipe, J., Fred, A. and Sharp, B. Eds.).246-254

S. K. Jones, P.A Roach, and S. Perkins (2007) Construction of Heuristics for a Search-Based Approach to Solving SuDoku. Accepted for Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXIV: Proceedings of AI-2007, the Twenty-seventh SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (Springer-Verlag, Bramer, M., Coenen, F., and Petridis, M. Eds),


Member: IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications)
Fellow: Higher Education Academy
Member: OR Society


Main Research Subjects & Current Projects:

Operational Research

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