Antonio E. Porreca

About me

I am a researcher in computer science. My current research interest is the computational complexity theory of parallel, bio-inspired computing models such as membrane systems (also known as P systems), reaction systems, and automata networks.

Starting from September 2018 I will be a maître de conférences (“master of conferences”, i.e., a lecturer) at Aix-Marseille Université, France. I will do my research as a member of the équipe CANA, the natural computation research group at Laboratoire d’Informatique et Systèmes, and teach at the Département Informatique et Interactions.

Until 2017 I was a postdoc at the Bionformatics Milano Bicocca (BIMIB) laboratory, more specifically the natural computing research group, at Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemistica e Comunicazione, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

I got a Ph.D. in computer science from Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy in 2012, with a thesis titled The Time-Space Trade-Off in Membrane Computing. Part of the research was carried out as a visiting Ph.D. student at Research Group on Natural Computing, 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, mostly fluent English, somewhat decent español and français, and have some elementary understading of Deutsch. I am also studying a bit of العربية in my spare time. Some of the lingua latīna that I studied and loved in secondary school is probably still rattling around my brain, but it is extremely rusty.


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