Moved to Kent

Starting September 2012, I am a Lecturer at the University of Kent. Please click here.

Scott Owens

Senior Research Associate, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge



Writing bug-free software is difficult. The correct operation of any particular program relies on the hardware and software systems that it interacts with. However, we all too often have only a vague idea of how these systems behave. This is especially the case for concurrent programs designed to take advantage of modern multi-core processors, which often have fiendishly non-intuitive memory systems.

My research focuses on understanding and describing computer hardware and programming languages to enable rigorous and trustworthy software verification. Precisely and unambiguously capturing the intricacies of these artifacts invariably requires the language of formal mathematics. To this end, I use techniques drawn from the interactive theorem proving and programming languages communities.

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ESOP 2013

Summer School on Types and Programming Languages (June 7 - June 9, 2012)


All papers, sorted by [ Reverse chronological | Venue type | Topic ]

Me at Google Scholar, DBLP, and the ACM.

Research group: Cambridge Programming, Logic, and Semantics Group
Previous research group: PLT Scheme



PLT Scheme programming:

HOL programming:


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