Taylor J. Smith

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Hello world! I am a theoretical computer scientist, assistant professor, and Alley Heaps Associate in the Department of Computer Science at St. Francis Xavier University. I earned my PhD from the School of Computing at Queen’s University, where I worked with Kai Salomaa.

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


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, see my list of publications and my list of presentations and seminars.

If you are interested in conducting research with me, please read my information sheet.


I am not teaching any courses currently.

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



Department of Computer Science
St. Francis Xavier University
2323 Notre Dame Ave.
Antigonish, NS  B2G 2W5


Annex, Room 9A


(902) 867-3891


tjsmith at stfx dot ca