I did my undergraduate degree in mathematics and graduated from the University of York in July 2010. From October 2010 until September 2014 I worked at the university of Leicester as a Graduate Teaching Assistant whilst studying for my PhD under the supervision of Professor Rick Thomas.
I have now submitted my PhD thesis and am working as an E-learning teaching fellow in the department of mathematics.
Broadly, I am interested in connections between algebraic structures and computer science and in particular connections between group theory and formal language theory. In terms of research, I have mostly been looking at the word problem of groups and how it behaves as a formal language. Recently I have been looking at natural conditions on formal languages which characterise the word problem.
In 2013 I was the Post Graduate Researcher (PGR) representative for the college of science and engineering on the PGR policy committee.
I am no longer working in the department of Computer Science but in the past I taught on the following modules:
Author: Sam Jones (sj175 AT) mcs(.)le(DOT)ac.uk), T: +44 (0)116 252 3904.