David C. Kutner

PhD candidate at Durham University

david.c.kutner (at) durham.ac.uk

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Research Interests


PhD, Computer Science, Durham University, October 2021-

Graph Theory and its applications to Networks; supervised by Dr George Mertzios, Dr Tom Friedetzky, Prof Iain Stewart, and Dr Amitabh Trehan.

MEng, Computer Science, Durham University, September 2017-June 2021

First class degree; Certificate of Exceptional Achievement. Master’s project Vibration-based communication for deafblind people supervised by Dr Suncica Hadzidedic and adapted into a paper. Level 3 project written in combinatorics (high-dimensional tic-tac-toe) under Dr Tom Friedetzky.


DCK, Sunčica Hadžidedić, Vibration-based communication for deafblind people, IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS), 2022. [DOI] [arXiv]

Tom Friedetzky, DCK, George B. Mertzios, Iain A. Stewart, Amitabh Trehan, Payment Scheduling in the Interval Debt Model, SOFSEM 2023. [DOI]

Conference Talks and Seminars

Payment Scheduling in the Interval Debt Model, Seminar talk, FATA research seminar, Glasgow University, June 2022

Vibration-based communication for the deafblind, Poster, EuroHaptics, TU Hamburg, May 2022

Payment Scheduling in the Interval Debt Model, Conference talk, BCTCS 2022, Swansea University, May 2022

Vibration-based communication for the deafblind, Conference talk, HAPTICS, online [recording], March 2022

Relevant Experience

Computer Science Demonstrator, Durham University, October 2019-

Currently Theory of Computation (computability theory, models of computation and algorithmic complexity) and Programming Paradigms (systems, functional and object-oriented programming) to undergraduate students.

Private Tutor, Lanterna Education, April 2020-May 2022

Supported International Baccalaureate students learning Mathematics and Physics.

Irrelevant Experience

St. Aidan's College Shop Committee member, Durham University, October 2017-March 2020

Made toasties at the toastie bar.

Saw a deer once, 38.00,-81.03, August 2022