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Ian Gent

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Ian Philip Gent
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge, University of Warwick
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsUniversity of St Andrews
ThesisAnalytic proof systems for classical and modal logics of restricted quantification (1992)
Doctoral advisorTony Cohn

Ian Gent is a British computer scientist working in the area of artificial intelligence and specialising in the area of constraint programming. He is a professor at the University of St Andrews. He (along with Toby Walsh) first wrote about the phase transition in many NP complete problems, in particular SAT. He was also one of the first researchers to investigate full generic methods to handle symmetry in constraint programming.[citation needed]

Gent founded recomputation.org,[1] to promote reproducible experiments in computer science.[2]

He was one of the founders of the csplib.org website,[3] and popularised the Petrie Multiplier.[citation needed]

In January 2013 Gent founded the blog Depressed Academics with Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson.[4]


  1. ^ "Welcome". recomputation.org. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Consolidating HPC's Gains". HPCwire. 13 August 2013.
  3. ^ "CSPLib: A problem library for constraints". www.csplib.org.
  4. ^ "Depressed Academics". Archived from the original on 16 May 2021.