— Sam Jones BSc Mathematics (York)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, PhD Student
G1 Computer Science Building|
Department of Computer Science,
University of Leicester,
T: +44 (0)116 252 3904
E: sj175 AT) mcs(.)le(DOT)ac.uk
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
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.
- My supervisor and I have submitted a paper titled "Formal languages and group theory" to the post conference proceedings of the ninth Groups St. Andrews conference
- In September 2013 my supervisor and I had a conference paper titled "Formal languages, word problems of groups and decidability" accepted in The 7th International workshop on Reachability Problems.
- In August 2013 I gave a talk at Groups St. Andrews Entitled "Groups, formal language theory, and decidability" you can find the slides here.
- In July 2012 I gave a talk at the PGTC about the word problem for groups and how it behaves as a formal language.
- In April 2012 I gave a talk at the BCTCS about decidability problems in Context-free grammars.
In 2013 I was the Post Graduate Researcher (PGR) representative for the college of science and engineering on the PGR policy committee.
I am currently doing the following teaching
- Charles Wilson 301 Help Desk: Spring term/Semester 2: Monday 12pm
Spring semester 2013 - 2014
In the past I have been a TA on the following courses