I did my undergraduate degree in mathematics and graduated from the University of York in July 2010. Since October 2010 I have been working at the university of Leicester as a Graduate Teaching Assistant whilst studying for my PhD under the supervision of Professor Rick Thomas.
Broadly, I am interested in group theory and formal language theory. In terms of research, I am particularly interested in the word problem of groups and how it behaves as a formal language, recently I have been looking at some decidability questions related to context-free grammars which generate word problems of groups.
If you're a first year student looking for help with CO1005 and you're not available at that time and you want extra
help outside of the lab then let me know and I will try to arrange something.
Author: Sam Jones (sj175 AT) mcs.le.ac.uk), T: +44 (0)116 252 3904.