Dr Jort van Mourik

Dr Jort van Mourik

Senior Lecturer

Phone number
+44 (0)121 204 3649             

Fax number
+44 (0)121 204 3685                   


Appointments/office hours via


Room number
Main Building 317B

I am:
  • Find the slides of the 2015/16 Welcome Talk here: Welcome Talk
  • An Academic Advisor for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)  with FactoryMaster 
  • The local organiser of the 2010 one day mini-conference on the Statistical Mechanics of Glassy and Complex Systems.


  • Degree in Physics, 1990 KUL (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) (B)
  • PhD in Physics, 1996 KUL (B)
  • Post-Doc 1996-1998 SISSA-ISAS Trieste (I)
  • Post-Doc 1998-2000 King's College London (KCL) London (UK)
  • Post-Doc 2000-2001 NCRG Aston University Birmingham (UK)
Research Interests
  • Optimization Algorithms
  • Graph Coloring
  • Error Correcting Codes
  • Neural Networks
  • Glasses and Spin Glasses
  • Theory of Protein Folding
  • Agent-Based Optimization
  • Distribution Networks

In 2015/2016, I teach the following modules:
  • AM10SP (Statistics and Probability)
  • AM10MT (Mathematical Thinking)
Course details can be viewed via Blackboard


See my publications at the Aston University Research Archive.
See my full Publication List.

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