I am an Assistant Professor at Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, where I am a member of the Software Engineering R&D laboratory, and a researcher at INESC TEC. I am also a member of the Formal Methods Teaching Committee and a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA). Previously, I was a Lecturer at York St John University and later a Senior Lecturer at Teesside University. In 2019, I became an Assistant Professor at University of Beira Interior. I completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham.

My research focuses on innovative user interfaces for formal methods and mathematical approaches to software quality. Through my research I aim at encouraging a wider adoption of software verification by creating tools and methods that hide the complexities of verifying software. More recently, I started work on usable security, in particular on the impact of formal verification on the use and adoption of formally verified security software products. Much of my most recent work overlaps with the area of software engineering. I am also interested on innovative and fun ways to teach Computer Science.


  • Formal Methods
  • Software Reliability
  • Software Verification
  • Software Engineering
  • 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.