Current PhD Student at King’s College London
I am a current PhD student in the Algorithms and Bioinformatics group, starting in
October 2015 under the supervision of Dr Solon Pissis.
2015 - Current: PhD in Algorithms and Bioinformatics at King’s College London
2011 - 2015: MSci in Computer Science at King’s College London
2009 - 2011: A Levels: Maths, Physics, Biology, ICT
February 2017: Presented MARS at the Datastructures in Bioinformatics (DSB) workshop in Amsterdam.
February 2017: Member of the organising committee for the London Stringology Days & London Algorithmic Workshop (LSD & LAW).
July 2016: Member of the organising committee for the first International Student
Conference on Mathematical Foundations in Bioinformatics (MatBio).
Semester 1 2016 - 2017: Elementary Logic and Applications 4CCS1ELA
Semester 1 2016 - 2017: Foundations of Computing 4CCS1FC1
Semester 2 2016 - 2017: Data Structures 4CCS1DST
2015 - 2019: Doctoral Training Account studentship awarded by the Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
 L. A. K. Ayad, C. Barton, S. P. Pissis, "A faster and more accurate heuristic for cyclic edit distance computation", Pattern Recognition Letters, 2017. [URL]
 L. A. K. Ayad, S. P. Pissis, "MARS: improving multiple circular sequence alignment using refined sequences", BMC Genomics, vol. 18, no. 1, 2017, pp. 86. [URL]
 L. A. K. Ayad, S. P. Pissis and A. Retha, "libFLASM: a software library for fixed-length approximate string matching", BMC Bioinformatics, vol. 17, no. 1, 2016, pp. 454. [URL]