Title: THE P VERSUS NP PROBLEM:UNCONVENTIONAL INSIGHTS FROM MEMBRANE COMPUTING
Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez received his degree in Mathematics from the Barcelona University and the doctor degree in Mathematics from the University of Sevilla, Spain. In the past, he was a lecturer and teaching assistant at the University of Barcelona, and an associated professor at the University of Sevilla. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Guest Professor of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Currently,he is a numerary member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe), and a full professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Sevilla, where he is the head of the Research Group on Natural Computing. His main research interests include theory of computation, computational complexity theory, natural computing (DNA computing and membrane computing), and computational modelling for systems biology and population dynamics. He has published twelve books in Computer Science and Mathematics, and over 250 scientific papers in international journals (collaborating with researchers worldwide). He has supervised eleven doctoral thesis.
He is a member of the editorial board of four ISI journals: Fundamenta Informaticae,International Journal of Computers, Communications and Control, Natural Computing and Theoretical Computer Science. He has been thefirst scientific awarded with “Important Contributions to Membrane Computing” under the auspices of the European Molecular Computing Consortium, Edinburgh, 2008. He is the main researcher in various European, Spanish and Andalusian research grants. He has been an independent expert to the evaluation of NEST (New and Emergent Science and Technology) proposals under the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Community, and from May 2006 he is an European Science Foundation peer reviewe.