Joao Sousa Pinto
I am a DPhil candidate under the supervision of James Worrell, Joel Ouaknine, and Elias Koutsoupias. I am interested in Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics in general, but am currently working on linear discrete dynamical systems problems related to Kannan and Lipton's Orbit Problem.
Before coming to Oxford, I graduated top in my year (2012) from the University of Porto with a Licenciatura (BSc) in Mathematics. I came to Oxford in 2012/13 to read for the MSc Computer Science, which I completed with distinction, and started my DPhil the following year (2013/14). I was also a non-stipendiary college lecturer at St Catherine's College during the Hilary and Trinity terms in 2014/15.
I am a member of the Tennis, Rowing, and Football joint teams of Wolfson and St Cross colleges. Playing piano and punting are some of my other favourite procrastination methods.
Departmental Teaching Duties:
Hilary 2017: Probability and Computing
Michaelmas 2015: Probability and Computing
Trinity 2015: Introduction to Formal Proof
Hilary 2015: Logic and Proof, Probabilistic Combinatorics
Michaelmas 2014: Computational Learning Theory, Martingales Through Measure Theory, Communication Theory (yes, three courses in a term; don't do that.)
Hilary 2014: Computational Complexity
Michaelmas 2013: Foundations of Computer Science
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