Antonio E. Porreca

About me

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I am a maître de conférences (lecturer) at Aix-Marseille Université, France. I do my research as a member of the équipe CANA, the natural computation research group at Laboratoire d’Informatique et Systèmes (LIS), and teach at the Département Informatique et Interactions, Faculté des Sciences.

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.

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

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. 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 understanding 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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