Joao Sousa Pinto
I recently finished my DPhil 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.
You can find my DPhil thesis here.
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
(Google Scholar profile link here)