University of Leicester

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STAFF — Sam Jones BSc Mathematics (York)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, PhD Student
G1Computer Science Building
Department of Computer Science,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
Leicester,
LE1 7RH.

T: +44 (0)116 252 3904
E: sj175 AT) mcs(.)le(DOT)ac[d0T>uk

About Me

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.

Research/Interests

Broadly, I am interested in the 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.

Publications/talks

  • 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. AndrewsEntitled "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.

Administrative duties

In 2013 I was the Post Graduate Researcher (PGR) representative for the college of science and engineering on the PGR policy committee.

Teaching

I am currently doing the following teaching
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