Good morning! from the Cheriton School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Waterloo. I work in the Algorithms and Complexity Group.
Phone: 15198884567 x34428

In Fall 2014, I will teach CS 245, Logic and Computation
I have taught the courses listed below at various times.
My research work concerns computational complexity and models of feasible computation. In particular, I study subsets of "polynomial time" problems, which better capture the feasibility of computations. Lately I have extended the scope to include the "Whierarchy" of (possibly) "fixedparameter intractable" problems.
J.F. Buss, T.M. Islam, "The complexity of fixedparameter problems: guest column," SIGACT News 39(2008) 33–46.
J.F. Buss, T. Islam, "Algorithms in the WHierarchy," Theory of Computer Systems 41 (2007) 445–457.
J.F. Buss and T. Islam, ``Simplifying the Weft Hierarchy,'' Theoretical Computer Science 351 (2006) 303–313. (Original version in International Workshop on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IWPEC 2004), Springer, 2004.)
T. Biedl, et al., ``Palindrome Recognition Using a Multidimensional Tape,'' Theoretical Computer Science, 2003.
N. Immerman, J.F. Buss, and D.A. Mix Barrington, ``Number of Variables Is Equivalent To Space,'' J. Symbolic Logic 66 (2001) 1217–1230.
J.F. Buss, G.S. Frandsen, and J.O. Shallit, ``The Computational Complexity of Some Problems in Linear Algebra,'' J. Computer and System Sciences 58 (1999) 572–596.
J.F. Buss and R.B. Simpson, ``Planar Mesh Refinement Cannot Be Both Local and Regular,'' Numerische Mathematik 79,1 (1998) 1–10.
S.A. Bloch, J.F. Buss and J. Goldsmith, ``SharplyBounded Alternation and Quasilinear Time,'' Theory of Computing Systems 31 (1998) 187214.
P. Bose, J.F. Buss and A. Lubiw, ``Pattern Matching for Permutations,'' Information Processing Letters 65,5 (1998) 277283.
A SublinearSpace, PolynomialTime Algorithm for Directed st Connectivity, 1992, with coauthors Greg Barnes, Larry Ruzzo, and Baruch Schieber.
Sharply Bounded Alternation within P, 1995, with coauthors Stephen Bloch and Judy Goldsmith. Archived by the Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity.
Parallel Algorithms with Processor Failures and Delays, 1991, with coauthors Paris Kanellakis, Prabhakar Ragde, and Alex Shvartsman.
Lower Bounds on Universal Traversal Sequences Based on Chains of Length Five , 1993, with coauthor Martin Tompa.
Processor Networks and Alternation Machines, Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA), 1990.