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Howard Straubing

- straubin@cs.bc.edu
- Computer Science Department
- Maloney Hall, Room 571
- Boston College
- Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
- (617) 552-3977 (Voice)
- (617) 552-2097 (Fax)

### Teaching, Spring 2014

CS101-Computer Science 1

CS244-Randomness and Computation

### Research Interests

My area of specialization is the theory of computation. Most of my
published
work prior to 1989 consists of fundamental contributions to the theory
of finite semigroups, and the relationship of this theory to the study
of finite automata and the languages they accept. Much of my research
since
then was devoted to computational complexity theory, particularly the
interplay among small-depth circuit complexity, automata, and finite
model
theory. In the past several years, I have returned to work on the
algebraic
theory of automata, this time applied to tree automata and their
connection to predicate and temporal logic.

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