Alexandra Mendes

Alexandra Mendes

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
School of Computing (link)
Teesside University, UK (link)
Office: G0.26
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Research Overview

My main research interests are on mathematical approaches to software quality and on innovative and fun ways to teach Computer Science.

I hold a 5-year degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Minho, Portugal. I also hold a PhD from the University of Nottingham, UK, which I have finished in 2012. My PhD project was on structure editing of handwritten mathematics.

See my publications page for a list of papers.

Current Teaching

My teaching is mainly on maths and programming. I currently teach the following modules:

  • Introduction to Mathematics

  • Java Programming 1 and Java Programming 2

  • Cloud and Web Services

  • Network Scripting

News

  • New paper: "MISER: Mise-En-Scene Region Support for Staging Narrative Actions in Interactive Storytelling"February 18, 2017

    Our paper “MISER: Mise-En-Scene Region Support for Staging Narrative Actions in Interactive Storytelling”, co-authored with Jamie Matthews, Fred Charles, and Julie Porteous has been accepted at AAMAS’17

  • New JLAMP paper: "A calculational approach to path-based properties of the Eisenstein–Stern and Stern–Brocot trees via matrix algebra"December 18, 2015

    My paper “A calculational approach to path-based properties of the Eisenstein–Stern and Stern–Brocot trees via matrix algebra”, co-authored with João F. Ferreira, has been accepted for publication in Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP)

  • The Magic of Algorithm Design and Analysis -- Teaching Algorithmic Skills using Magic Card Tricks accepted to ITiCSE'14March 3, 2014

    My paper “The Magic of Algorithm Design and Analysis – Teaching Algorithmic Skills using Magic Card Tricks”, co-authored with João F. Ferreira, has been accepted to ITiCSE 2014

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