ZANDRON CLAUDIO

Role: 
Associate professor
Academic disciplines: 
INFORMATICS (INF/01)
Telephone: 
0264487875
Room: 
U14, Piano: P01, Stanza: 1010
Viale Sarca 336 - 20126 MILANO

Biography

Claudio Zandron received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Milano in 1996, "cum laude".
He received, in 2002, a PhD degree from the same university.
From 2002 to 2006 he has been assistant professor (ricercatore) at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Informatics, Systems, and Communication. From 2006 he is associate professor.

AWARDS

1. BEST PAPER AWARD: A.E. Porreca, A. Leporati, G. Mauri, C. Zandron, P systems simulating oracle computations, in M. Gheorghe, G. Păun, G. Rozenberg, A. Salomaa, S. Verlan (eds.), Membrane Computing, 12th International Conference, CMC 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7184, 346–358, 2012
2. BEST PAPER AWARD: A. Leporati, G. Mauri, A.E. Porreca, C. Zandron, Enzymatic numerical P systems using elementary arithmetic operations, In Artiom Alhazov, Svetlana Cojocaru, Marian Gheorghe, Yurii Rogozhin, Grzegorz Rozenberg, and Arto Salomaa, editors, Membrane Computing, 14th International Conference, CMC 2013, volume 8340 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 249-264. Springer, 2014
3. BEST PAPER AWARD: A. Leporati, L. Manzoni, G. Mauri, A.E. Porreca, C. Zandron, Simulating elementary active membranes, with an application to the P conjecture, , Int. Conf. on Membrane Computing 2014, M. Gheorghe, G. Rozenberg, A. Salomaa, P. Sosik, C. Zandron, Membrane Computing - 15th International Conference, CMC 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, August 20-22, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8961, Springer 2014, 284-299

RESEARCH ACTIVITY
The research interests of Claudio Zandron concern the areas of formal languages, molecular computing models, DNA computing and computational complexity.
In particular, since 1996 he studies formal models based on the action of restriction enzymes over DNA molecules. Recently, in his research activity he investigates Membrane Systems, a computational model inspired by the structure and functioning of the cell.
He studied the computational power of some variants of these models; moreover, in his research activity he investigated both space and time computational complexity aspects of the models as well as their application in the framework of systems biology.
He co-authored about 100 research paper, presented at international conferences or published in international scientific journals.

 

STEERING COMMITEES

• Since August 2014: CHAIR - Steering Committee ”International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC)”
• Since October 2015: International Advisory Committee Member “Energy, Materials, Nanotechnology (ENM) Meeting on Membranes”

REVIEWER
Referee for various international conferences and international scientific journals (Biosystems, Fundamenta Informaticae, Grammars, J. of Automata Languages and Combinatorics, Natural Computing, Theoretical Computer Science).

ORGANIZING COMMITTEES
• Member of the organizing committee of the ``Third Workshop on Membrane Computing (WMC2002)'', Curtea de Arges (Romania), 19-23 aug 2002
• Chair, ``Tenth International Meeting on DNA Computing (DNA10)'', Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca,
7-10 jun 2004
• ``Fifth Workshop on Membrane Computing (WMC5)'', Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, 14-16 jun 2004
• Co-chair, ICALP satellite workshop ``Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process
Calculi (MeCBIC)'', Universita' Ca' Foscari - Venezia, Venezia, jul 2006.
• Member of the organizing committee of the "15th International Conference on Developments in Language Theory (DLT2011)”, Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, July 19 - 22, 2011
• Co-chair - Organizing committee “Sixteenth Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC16)”, Universidad de Valencia, 17-21 agosto 2015
• Co-chair - Organizing committee “Seventeenth Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC17)”, Universita' di Milano-Bicocca, 25-29 luglio 2016

• Co-chair - Organizing committee “Eighteenth Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC18)”, Bradford University, UK, 24-28 luglio 2017

 

PROGRAM COMMITTES
• ``Sixth Workshop on Membrane Computing (WMC6)'', Vienna University of Technology, 18-21
jul 2005
• ``Twelfth International Meeting on DNA Computing (DNA12)'', Seoul National University,
Seoul, Korea, June 5-9, 2006
• ``Seventh Workshop on Membrane Computing (WMC7)'', LIACS, Leiden University, Netherlands,
17-21 jul 2006
• Co-chair, ``Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi (MeCBIC)'', Universita' Ca' Foscari - Venezia, Venezia, jul 2006.
• ``2nd International Workshop on Natural Computing, 10-12 Dec. 2007, Nagoya University, JAPAN.
• ``Nineth Workshop on Membrane Computing (WMC9)'', Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK,
July 28-31, 2008.
• ``10th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications -
HPCC-08 - Biological/Molecular Computing Track'', September 25-27, 2008, DaLian, China.
• ``International Workshop on Computing with Biomolecules'', University of Wien, Austria,
August 2008.
• ``Second Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi
(MeCBIC)'', University of Iasi, Romania, September 2008
• ``3rd International Workshop on Natural Computing'', Yokohama National University, JAPAN,
September 2008.
• ``11th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications
(HPCC-09)'', Seoul, Korea, 25-27 June 2009.
• ``Tenth Workshop on Membrane Computing (WMC10)'', Curtea de Arges, Romania, August, 2009.
• ``4th International Workshop on Natural Computing'', Himeji, JAPAN, September 2009.
• ``Third Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi
(MeCBIC)'', Universita di Bologna, Italy, September 2009
• “Fourth Workshop on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi (MeCBIC)”, , Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany, August 23-24, 2010.
• “13th International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC13)", Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, August 28-31, 2012.
• “International Workshop on Computational Models for Cell Processes”, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland, June 11, 2013.
• “14th International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC14)", Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Moldovan Academy of Sciences, Chisinau, Moldova, August 20-23, 2013.
• “15th IEEE High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC2013) - Biological/molecular computing track, Zhangjiajie, China, November 13-15, 2013.
• “16th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications - HPCC-2014 - Biological/Molecular Computing Track”, August 20-22, 2014, Paris, France.
• “15th International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC15)", Prague, Czech Republic, August 20-22, 2014.
• CO-CHAIR “16th International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC16)", Valencia, Spain, August 17-21, 2015.
• CO-CHAIR “17th International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC17)”, Universita' di Milano-Bicocca, Italia, 25-29 luglio 2016.
• CO-CHAIR “18th International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC18)”, Bradford University, UK, 24-28 July, 2017
• CO-CHAIR “19th International Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC19)”,
Dresden University, Germany, 4-7 september, 2018

TEACHING
His teaching activity, started in 1999, mainly concerned basic courses of computer science, theoretical computer science, and
algorithms and data structures.

Publications

  • Alhazov, A., Leporati, A., Manzoni, L., Mauri, G., & Zandron, C. (2021). Alternative space definitions for P systems with active membranes. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE COMPUTING, 3(2), 87-96 [10.1007/s41965-021-00074-2].
  • Leporati, A., Manzoni, L., Mauri, G., Porreca, A., & Zandron, C. (2020). Simulating counting oracles with cooperation. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE COMPUTING, 2(4), 303-310 [10.1007/s41965-020-00052-0].
  • Dennunzio, A., Paun, G., Rozenberg, G., & Zandron, C. (a cura di). (2020). Interdisciplinary Nature of Information Processing. IOS Press.
  • Leporati, A., Martín-Vide, C., Shapira, D., & Zandron, C. (a cura di). (2020). Language and Automata Theory and Applications, 14th International Conference LATA 2020, Milan, Italy, March 4–6, 2020, Proceedings. Springer.
  • Zandron, C. (2020). Bounding the space in P systems with active membranes. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE COMPUTING, 2(2), 137-145 [10.1007/s41965-020-00039-x].