Alexandra Mendes is an Assistant Professor at Departamento de Informática, University of Beira Interior, and a researcher at INESC TEC. She is also a member of the Formal Methods Teaching Committee and a a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Her research focuses on innovative user interfaces for formal methods and mathematical approaches to software quality. Through her research she aims at encouraging a wider adoption of software verification by creating tools and methods that hide the complexities of verifying software. She is also interested on innovative and fun ways to teach Computer Science.


  • Formal Methods
  • Software Reliability
  • Software Verification
  • Interactive Theorem Proving
  • Innovative User Interfaces
  • Functional Programming


  • PhD in Computer Science

    University of Nottingham, UK

  • BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science

    Minho University, Portugal

Selected Projects

Password Security

Tools and methods to improve password security.

FM Education

Tools, methods, and resources that support teaching formal methods.

Interfaces for Formal Methods

Innovative user interfaces to support the handwriting of formal proofs.