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 Academic staff

null Kousha Etessami, Director
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In general, theoretical computer science.
More specifically:
  • Automated verification, logic, algorithms and computational complexity theory, algorithmic game theory, equilibrium computation, analysis of probabilistic systems, Markov decision processes, stochastic games, automata theory, model checking, analysis of infinite-state systems, finite model theory and descriptive complexity.
Stuart Anderson Stuart Anderson
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  • Design and analysis of dependable systems
  • Formal proof in systems  development

 

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Myrto Arapinis
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  • Verification of cryptographic protocols: verification of security properties, detection of attacks, formal models, protocol composition
  • Privacy in mobile telephony, electronic voting, statistical databases

David Aspinall
David Aspinall
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  • Computer security (particularly proof-carrying code)
  • Type systems for specification and programming languages 
  • Proof development environments
 
Julian Bradfield Julian Bradfield
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  • Modal and temporal logics 
  • Model-checking, concurrency, independence logics, descriptive complexity and set theory
  • UML and modelling languages
Peter Buneman
Peter Buneman
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  • Databases: data models, query languages, semistructured data, data provenance, databases and programming languages
  • Programming languages: functional programming and type systems 
  • Bioinformatics and scientific databases
  • Mathematical phylogeny
James Cheney James Cheney
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  • Programming languages
  • Logic
  • Scientific databases
  • Provenance
  • Verification
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  • Randomized algorithms, especially algorithms for sampling and counting
  • Learning theory
  • Algorithms for computational biology
 
Vincent Danos Vincent Danos
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  • Foundational approaches to quantitative biology 
  • Syntaxes for representing, modelling, and understanding large protein networks
  • Concurrent and stochastic systems
WenfeiF Wenfei Fan
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  • Database theory and systems: data integration, data quality, query languages, database security, XML, distributed query processing, integrity constraints, and applications
  • Web services: models, verification, composition and aggregation
  • Logic and computation
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  • Formal models of digital systems
  • System-design tools
  • Proof assistants
  • Categorical semantics
  • Propositional planning
Stephen Gilmore Stephen Gilmore
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  • Formal methods of program development
  • Formal specifications
  • Software engineering
  • Concurrent systems
Andrew D. Gordon Andrew D. Gordon
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  • Computer security
  • Programming languages and their semantics and logics
  • Probabilistic programming for machine learning
Heng Guo

Heng Guo
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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • especially algorithms that count
Chris Heunen

Chris Heunen
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  • Semantics of quantum theory and programming languages
  • Category theory
  • Quantum logic
  • Functional analysis

Jane Hillston
  • Quantitative formal modelling
  • Markov processes and performance modelling
  • Process algebra
  • Fluid approximation techniques
  • Spatial modelling
  • Collective adaptive systems
Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson
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  • Mechanical theorem proving
  • Reactive systems
  • Linear temporal logic
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  • Computational complexity 
  • Computer algebra
  • Decision problems in group theory
Elham Kashefi
Elham Kashefi
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  • Verification of Quantum Technology
  • Quantum Interactive Proof Systems
  •  Delegated Quantum Computing
  • Experimental Implementation of Quantum Protocols
  • Foundation of Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Parallel Computing
  •  New Models for Quantum Computing
Aggelos Kiayias Aggelos Kiayias
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Cryptography and Computer Security with particular emphasis on

  • Blockchain based protocols including cryptocurrencies, bitcoin etc

  • E-voting systems, design, implementation, analysis

  • Cryptography for digital content distribution. Privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols.


Markulf Kohlweiss
Markulf Kohlweiss
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  • Verification of cryptographic implementations
  • cryptographic currencies and zero-knowledge proof systems
  • privacy and anti-surveillance
  • ethics in cryptography
Leonid Libkin
Leonid Libkin
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  • Databases
  • Applications of logic in computer science

 


No photo John Longley
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  • Higher type computability
  • Semantics of programming languages 
  • Program verification
Richard Mayr
Richard Mayr
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  • Automated verification
  • Automata and temporal logic
  • Model-checking and semantic equivalence checking
  • Formal verification of real-time and probabilistic systems
  • Infinite-state Markov chains
  • Stochastic games
Andreas Pieris Andreas Pieris

  • Database Theory
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Logic in Computer Science
Gordon Plotkin
Gordon Plotkin
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Applications of logic, especially:
  • The denotational and operational semantics of programming languages 
  • Type-theory
  • Domain-theoretic and categorical analyses of computation
  • General proof theory
  • The semantics of natural language
  • Process calculi and computational biology
Ajitha Rajan Ajitha Rajan
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Software engineering with particular focus on;
  • Software Testing (test generation, coverage metrics, test oracles, regression testing)
  • Analysis of concurrent programs including CUDA/OpenCL programs 
  • Software complexity metrics and their applications
  • Cost models for testing and maintenance
DonS Donald Sannella
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  • Algebraic specification and formal software development
  • Correctness of modular systems
  • Types and functional programming
  • Resource certification for mobile code
Rik Sarkar Rik Sarkar 
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  • Networks
  • Protocols 
  • Algorithms
  • Mobile computing
  • Sensor networks
  • Geometry
No photo Alan Smaill
  • Constructive logics and non-realist semantics
  • Reflection principles and their application within automated reasoning systems
  • Theorem proving in relation to programming

Ian Stark
Ian Stark
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  • Semantics of computation,
  • Functional programming
  • Concurrency
  • Category theory
  • Domain theory
Perdita Stevens
Perdita Stevens 
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  • Software engineering
  • Concurrency
  • Logic
  • Verification

 

No photo Colin Stirling
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  • Models of concurrent computation, 
  • Modal and temporal logics
  • Verification of program properties
No photo He Sun
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  • Spectral graph theory
  • Matrix analysis
  • Applied probability
 Tariq Elahi Tariq Elahi
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  • Analysis and design of privacy enhancing technologies
  • Secure networks and communications
  • Privacy for the Internet of Things (IoT)

null Kami Vaniea
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  • Security
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Usable Privacy and Security
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Vesselin Velichkov
 
  • PGT Admissions Officer of Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Personal Tutor of Informatics UG Students 
  • Project supervision of Honours Project 
  • Project supervision of MSc Dissertation            
Philip Wadler Philip Wadler
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  • Programming languages
  • Functional programming
  • Lambda calculus
  • Propositions-as-types
  • Integrating static and dynamic typing
  • Integrating queries into programming languages
  • Session types and linear logic
  • Web programming
  • Haskell, Erlang, F#, Java, Links, LINQ, Scala, XML, XQuery
Petros Wallden
Petros Wallden
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  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Gravity
Vassilis Zikas
Vassilis Zikas
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  • Cryptography
  • Computer Security
  • Game Theory
  • Distributed Computing
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain Technologies
 

 

 

Research staff

 

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Sidahmed Benabderrahmane



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Mike Ji
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Ghita Berrada



Sam Lindley
Sam Lindley
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Marco Calautti



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Victor Marsault
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Brian Campbell
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Wei Chen

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Michele Ciampi




 

 


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Marco Console



Wilmer Ricciotti

Vashti Galpin



Vashti Galpin
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Jan Stolarek
Jan Stolarek
Paolo G
 
Paolo Guagilardo
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William Waites

 




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Aydin Kheirbakhsh Abadi



Thomas Zacharias
 



 
 






Postgraduate Students

 

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Sefa Akca

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Supervisors:
Chris Heunen
Murray Cole


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Bogdan Manghiuc

Supervisor:
He Sun
No photo Maria Astefanoaei

Supervisors:
Mirella Lapata
Rik Sarkar



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Emanuel Martinov

Supervisors:
Mary Cryan
Kousha Etessami
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Sándor Bartha


Supervisors:
James Cheney
Amos Storkey


Craig McLaughlin  Craig McLaughlin

Supervisors:
Ian Stark
James McKinna



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David Butler

Supervisors:
David Aspinall
Adria Gascon

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Daniel Mills

Supervisors:
Elham Kashefi
Rik Sarkar
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Pau Enrique Moliner

Supervisors:
Chris Heunen
James Cheney

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Supervisors:
Philip Wadler
Sam Lindley




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No photo Uchenna Nnabuko

Supervisors:
Stuart Anderson
Kousha Etessami
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 No photo Georgios Panagiotakos

Supervisors:
Kousha Etessami
Aggelos Kiayias
No photo Ellen Derbyshire

Supervisors:
Elham Kashefi
Petros Wallden

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Chrystalla Pavlou

Supervisors:
Ilias Diakonikolas
Kousha Etessami


 

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Ajitha Rajan
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Supervisor:
Chris Heunen



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Supervisors:
Jane Hillston
Alan Smaill
Colin Stirling
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Frank Emrich

Supervisor:
James Cheney



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Panos Stratis

Supervisors:
David Aspinall
Ajitha Raja

 










No photo Orfeas Thyfronitis Litos

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Aggelos Kiyias
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Etienne Toussaint

Supervisors:
Leonid Libkin
Amos Storkey


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Weili Fu

Supervisors:
Paul Anderson
James Cheney


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No photo  Patric Fulop

Supervisors:
Vincent Danos
Guido Sanguinetti


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Abhirup Ghosh
Abhirup Ghosh
Supervisors:
Mahesh Marina
Rik Sarkar


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Daniel Hillerstrom
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Supervisors:
Sam Lindley
Christophe Dubach



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Rudi Horn

Supervisors:
James Cheney
Christophe Dubach




No photo Yanghao Wang

Supervisors:
Wenfei Fan
Leonid Libkin
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Dimitris Karakostas
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Supervisors:
James Cheney
Philip Wadler

 
 

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Supervisors:
Wenfei Fan
Leonid Libkin
Kerber
Thomas Kerber
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Supervisor:
Aggelos Kiayias

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Supervisors:
Christophe Dubach
Michael O'Boyle
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Supervisors:
Hugh Leather
Philip Wadler


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Tengfei Yuan

Supervisors:
Wenfei Fan
Leonid Libkin
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Nikolaos Lamprou

Supervisors:
Myrto Arapinis
Aggelos Kiayias



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Jakub Zalewski

Supervisors:
Hugh Leather
Phil Wadler

 No photo Yuanhao Li

Supervisor:
Wenfei Fan


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Kristjan Liiva

Supervisors:
Paul Jackson
Grant Passmore



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Muyang Liu

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Howard Lin
 


Hengshuai (Howard) Lin

Supervisors:
Stuart Anderson
Brian McKinstry




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Support Staff

Associate Members

 

Honorary Members

  • Christoph Lueth
  • John Power
  • Rod Burstall
  • Ewen Denney

 

Visitors

 

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