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The Ph.D. is Done!

My thesis: "An investigation of some theoretical aspects of reversible computing" was defended on September 29, 2014 and I finished the final revision on October 31. Grad Studies accepted the electronic submission a few days later. Yaaay!

The abstract from my thesis:

The categorical semantics of reversible computing must be a category which combines the concepts of partiality and the ability to reverse any map in the category. Inverse categories, restriction categories in which each map is a partial isomorphism, provide exactly this structure. This thesis explores inverse categories and relates them to both quantum computing and standard non-reversible computing. The former is achieved by showing that commutative Frobenius algebras form an inverse category. The latter is by establishing the equivalence of the category of discrete inverse categories to the category of discrete Cartesian restriction categories — this is the main result of this thesis. This allows one to transfer the formulation of computability given by Turing categories onto discrete inverse categories.

You can download a copy at my UofC website.