About me

Antonio E. Porreca

I am a maître de conférences (lecturer) in computer science at Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), France the Université Publique. I also do my research at Laboratoire d’Informatique et Systèmes (LIS) in Marseille as a part of the community of the Université Publique.

I am a member of the équipe CANA, the Natural Computation research group at LIS, and my main research interest is the computational complexity theory of parallel, nature-inspired computing models, such as membrane systems (also known as P systems), reaction systems, cellular automata, and more general automata networks.

In particular, I currently collaborate with the ANR project Foundations of Automata Networks (FANs), with the goal of investigating their dynamics from a combinatorial and complexity-theoretic point of view.

Until 2017 I was a postdoc at the Bioinformatics Milano Bicocca (BIMIB) laboratory at Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy. More specifically, I was a member of the natural computing research subgroup.

I got a Ph.D. in computer science from Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca in 2012, with a thesis titled The Time-Space Trade-Off in Membrane Computing under the supervision of Claudio Zandron. Part of the research for my thesis was carried out as a visiting Ph.D. student at the Research Group on Natural Computing at Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

I like languages – I mean, human ones. I speak italiano as a native language, more or less fluent English and français, somewhat decent español, and have some elementary understanding of Deutsch. I am also studying a bit of العربية and հայերէն in my spare time. Furthermore, I studied LINGVA LATINA in secondary school, and hopefully I still remember something about it.


Teaching <antonio.porreca@univ-amu.fr>
Research <antonio.porreca@lis-lab.fr>
Personal <antonio@porreca.org>

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