"When you want to build a ship, then do not drum the men together in order to procure wood, to give instructions or to distribute the work, but teach them longing for the wide endless sea." - A. de Saint-Exupery


This is the official web site of the Algorithms and Complexity Laboratory (ACLab) of the Department of Computer Science of the University of the Philippines Diliman. ACLab currently has 6 regular members, headed by Henry N. Adorna, Professor of Computer Science.

ACLab conducts research on a diverse range of topics, all anchored on a theoretical computer science perspective. Current active research areas include formal models, natural computing, algorithmics for hard problems, bioinformatics, and data analysis and visualization.

Recent News and Announcements

May 10, 2015

Mr. Francis George Cabarle will be defending his Ph.D. dissertation. Here are the details:

Computations in Spiking Neural P-Systems: Simulations and Structural Plasticity
by Francis George Cabarle

Date:     20 May 2015
Time:    15:00 - 17:00
Venue:  ERDT Room, UP Alumni Engineers Centennial Hall, Velasquez St., UP Diliman, Quezon City

Abstract can be downloaded HERE. The event is open to the general public.

ACLab cover photo by Jhoirene Clemente

Recent Publications

  1. F.G.C. Cabarle, H.N. Adorna,  M.J. Perez-Jimenez.: Asynchronous Spiking Neural P Systems with Structural Plasticity. (accepted, full paper) 14th International Conference on Unconventional and Natural Computation (UCNC), 31 Aug - 04 Sep, 2015, Auckland, New Zealand.
  2. F.G.C. Cabarle, H.N. Adorna,  M.J. Perez-Jimenez, T. Song.: Spiking Neural P Systems with Structural Plasticity. Neural Computing and Applications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00521-015-1857-4 (2015) [jour/SCI/ISI/2013 IF: 1.763]
  3. R.A.B. Juayong, H.N. Adorna: Relating Computations in Non-cooperative Transition P Systems and Evolution-Communication P Systems with Energy. Fundamenta Informaticae vol. 136(3) pp. 209-217 (2015) [jour/SCI/ISI/2013 IF: 0.479]