19 June 2018

Theory Days 2018

Synopsis: Theory Days 2018 celebrates two main reasons: 11 years of Algorithms and Complexity Laboratory at the Department of Computer Science in UP Diliman, as well as 106 years since the birth of Alan Turing, the founder of computer science. Theory Days 2018 aims to celebrate both these reasons by providing invited talks under the general theme of discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science and their related practice.

Talks and other activities in Theory Days 2018, such as brainstorming or break-out sessions, are largely informal in nature: the main reason is to initiate discussions which may lead to (in)formal collaborations, conference or journal articles, open problems for (under)graduate students and the computing community, or just for fun!

Coordinates: 21 June (9:00 AM - 2:45 PM) and 22 June (9:00 AM - 5:40 PM) 2018, ERDT Room, 2nd floor, UP Alumni Engineers Centennial Hall (UP AECH), P. Velasquez Street, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

Map to venue: Google maps link HERE

Web Page: http://aclab.dcs.upd.edu.ph/productions/workshops/theorydays-_2018

Registration form: Link to free registration is HERE

Download program: PDF file of program is HERE.

01 May 2018

Oral defense for MSc Computer Science degree of Ren Tristan A. De La Cruz with the following details:

Title: On String Languages Generated by Spiking Neural P Systems with Structural Plasticity

Abstract: Membrane computing is a field of computer science that studies unconventional models of computa- tion known as P systems which are inspired by the biological and chemical processes in a biological cell or group of cells. In 2006, a model of computation known as spiking neural P system (SNP system) was introduced. SNP systems were inspired by networks of spiking neurons. In 2015, a variant of SNP systems known as spiking neural P system with structural plasticity (SNPSP sys- tem) was introduced. SNPSP systems incorporate the ideas of synaptogenesis and synaptic pruning (structural plasticity) as features of the model. To study structural plasticity as feature of SNPSP systems, we used SNPSP systems to generate families of languages in the Chomsky hierarchy: finite languages, regular languages, context-free languages, and recursively enumerable languages. We created procedures for constructing SNPSP systems that generate the families of languages. We discussed how structural plasticity is used for constructing the language generator SNPSP systems. We also compared the language generator SNPSP systems to existing language generator SNP systems.

Keywords: Natural computing, Membrane computing, Spiking Neural P Systems with Structural Plasticity, SNPSP Systems, Models of computation

Coordinates: 11 May, 2018, 08:00h to 10:00h, ERDT room.

This event is open to the public.