I am currently assistant professor in Computer Science at the Università di Milano-Bicocca.

My research interests are mainly in the area of *Membrane Computing* and in *Complexity Theory*. In particular, I study the computational power of several variants of *membrane systems* (also known as *P systems*), designing systems which are able to solve complete problems for some complexity classes (mainly, **NP** and **PSPACE**).

Another area of interest is *Quantum Computing*. Such new paradigm of computation allows to extend classical computing devices in very interesting ways; I think that the investigation of the computational power of quantum devices will allow us to better understand the computational power of classical devices as well, no matter if a practical quantum computer will ever be built or not. In particular, I am interested into the comparison of quantum circuits vs. classical circuits.

Recently, my research interest is moving towards *Cryptography* and *Computer and Network Security*.

**Address**

Department of Informatics, Systems and Communications

Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca

Viale Sarca 336/14, Edificio U14

I-20126 Milan (MI), Italy

**Email: ***alberto [dot] leporati [ atsign ] unimib.it*

**Tel***: +39 02 64 48 78 77*

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