I am a 4th year Computer Science PhD candidate in the Theory group at UCI. I am advised by Professor David Eppstein and Professor Michael Goodrich.

I have a Bachelor Degree in CS from UPC. I conducted my senior thesis at UCI under the guidance of Professor Wayne Hayes.

Office: Donald Bren Hall, room 4099

E-mail: nmamano (at) uci.edu

**Research interests:**

Perhaps there are two ways to go about CS: one is to use algorithms as a means to solve problems; the other, to study algorithms as entities of interest in their own right. I gravitate towards the latter.
My research is currently driven by the question *“When is global information necessary vs when is local information sufficient?”* While this is a central question in distributed algorithms, my latest preprint examines it the context of computational geometry.

- N. Mamano, A. Efrat, D. Eppstein, D. Frishberg, M. Goodrich, S. Kobourov, P. Matias, V. Polishchuk, “Euclidean TSP, Motorcycle Graphs, and Other New Applications of Nearest-Neighbor Chains,”
- J.J. Besa, T. Johnson, N. Mamano, M.C. Osegueda, “Taming the Knight’s Tour: Minimizing Turns and Crossings,”

- G. Barequet, D. Eppstein, M.T. Goodrich, and N. Mamano, “Stable-Matching Voronoi Diagrams: Combinatorial Complexity and Algorithms,” ICALP'18
- D. Eppstein, M.T. Goodrich, and N. Mamano, “Reactive Proximity Data Structures for Graphs,” LATIN'18
- D. Eppstein, M.T. Goodrich, D. Korkmaz, and N. Mamano, “Defining Equitable Geographic Districts in Road Networks via Stable Matching,” short paper in SIGSPATIAL'17
- D. Eppstein, M.T. Goodrich, and N. Mamano, “Algorithms for Stable Matching and Clustering in a Grid,” IWCIA'17
- D. Eppstein, M.T. Goodrich, J. Lam, N. Mamano, M. Mitzenmacher, and M. Torres, “Models and algorithms for Graph Watermarking,” ISC'16

- W. Hayes and N. Mamano, “SANA NetGO: a combinatorial approach to using Gene Ontology (GO) terms to score network alignments,” Bioinformatics: Oxford Journals, 2018
- N. Mamano and W. Hayes, “SANA: Simulated Annealing far outperforms many other search algorithms for biological network alignment,” Bioinformatics: Oxford Journals, 2017

SANA: a tool for aligning biological networks.

A new solution to the knight's tour problem.

Here is a collection of songs I've written, and a demo of the song I wrote for my sister's wedding!