Taylor J. Smith

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Hello world! I am a theoretical computer scientist and PhD candidate in the School of Computing at Queen’s University working with Kai Salomaa. I am a member of the Formal Languages and Automata Theory group.

If you like, you can read more about me or view my CV.

Exciting news! This summer, I will be joining the Department of Computer Science at St. Francis Xavier University as an assistant professor and Alley Heaps Associate.


My primary research interests include formal languages and automata theory (particularly in two dimensions), combinatorics on words (particularly in two dimensions), and computability/complexity theory. I have secondary interests in analysis of algorithms and coding theory.

For more about my research, you can visit my list of publications and my list of presentations and seminars. You can also view my research statement.


I am not teaching any courses currently.

For more about my teaching, you can visit my past course websites or view my teaching portfolio.



School of Computing
Queen’s University
25 Union St. W.
Kingston, ON  K7L 2N8


Goodwin Hall, Room 456


tsmith at cs dot queensu dot ca