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Andrew Pitts
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Andrew Pitts Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Computer Science
Emeritus Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge



Professor Andrew M Pitts
University of Cambridge
Department of Computer Science & Technology
William Gates Building
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK

Office: FC08
Email: Andrew.Pitts at cl cam ac uk
Departmental web page


  • On-line publications
  • Recent talks
  • Google Scholar profile
  • dblp bibliography
  • Research

    My research makes use of techniques from category theory, mathematical logic and type theory to advance the foundations of programming language semantics and theorem proving systems. I have a long-standing interest in the semantics and logic of names, locality and binding. My aim is to develop mathematical models and methods which aid language design and the development of formal logics for specifying and reasoning about programs. I am particularly interested in higher-order typed programming languages and in dependently typed logics. More details via the pittsposium.

  • Editorial activities:
  • Agda code
  • The Cambridge Logical Structures Hub (CLASH)
  • Cambridge Programming, Logic, and Semantics Group
  • Note: I am no longer able to take on PhD students.


  • Category Theory (Last used for 2022/23 CST Part II unit of assessment and Part III / MPhil ACS module.)
  • Computation Theory (Last used for 2022/23 CST Part IB.)
  • Denotational Semantics (Last used for 2018/19 CST Part II.)
  • Types (Last used for 2016/17 CST Part II.)
  • Discrete Mathematics (Last used for 2014/15 CST Part IA.)
  • Nominal Sets and Their Applications (Last used for 2013/14 MPhil ACS, CST Part III.)
  • Regular Languages and Finite Automata (Last used for 2012/13 CST Part IA.)
  • Semantics of HOT Languages (Last used for 2009/10 MPhil ACS.)
  • Semantics of Programming Languages (Last used for 2001/02 CST Part IB.)