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External Professional Roles:
I serve as president of the European Association for Computer Science Logic. International Innovation magazine interviewed me on this topic. In this capacity, I also chair the jury for the Ackermann Award
I am on the advisory board for the Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms.
In 2014 and 2015, I served as chair of the jury for the ACM-India Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Research Interests: I am mainly interested in applications of logic in Computer Science. I am especially interested in those areas of theoretical computer science where logical and combinatorial methods combine in the study of algorithms. These include finite model theory and its connection to the study of computational complexity; the theory of databases; the complexity of games and the expressive power of logical formalisms.
Talks: Slides from some recent talks I have given are here.
Research Students: I am supervising the following students for their PhD.
- Jannis Bulian
- Pengming Wang
- Gregory Wilsenach
Students who have previously completed the PhD under my supervision are:
- David Richerby (2003)
- Pablo Arrighi (2004)
- Paul Hunter (2007)
- Timos Antonopoulos (2009)
- Bjarki Holm (2011)
- Yuguo He (2011)
- Arno Pauly (2012)
Editorial Work: I serve on the editorial board of:
and as reviews editor of the
Meetings: Some conferences, workshops and the like I'm currently involved in.
- CSL 2017 (PC member)
- ICALP 2017 (PC member)
- FoSSaCS 2017 (PC member)
- ICLA 2017 (PC member)
- CSR 2017 (PC member)
- Highlights 2016 (PC member)
- ACM-India Annual Event, 2016 (Keynote Speaker)
- BLC 2015 (PC chair)
- TTCS 2015 (Invited Speaker)
- LICS 2015 (PC member)
- STACS 2015 (PC member)
- ALC 2015 (Invited Speaker)
I was the principal local organiser of the Turing Centenary Conference: CiE 2012 - How the World Computes.
I served as principal organiser of the programme on Logic and Algorithms at the Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences from 16 January to 7 July 2006. You can read the final report of the programme here.
During Michaelmas 2016, I am on sabbatical leave. During Easter 2016, I am giving lectures on Complexity Theory (for Part 1B students).
Other courses I've lectured in the past include:
- Quantum Computing for Part 2 students
- Topics in Logic and Complexity for Part 3 and the MPhil ACS.
- Computation Theory for Part 1B students
- Database Theory for Part 2 students
- Regular Languages and Finite Automata for Part 1A students
- Introduction to Functional Programming for Part 2 (general) and Diploma students
- Foundations of Functional Programming for Part 1B.
During Lent 2002, I lectured (jointly with Martin Hyland) a Part III
Mathematics course on
and Finite Model Theory.
Some notes for the course can be found here.
Last modified: 2 October 2016.