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). Previously, she was a Lecturer at York St John University and later a Senior Lecturer at Teesside University. She completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham.

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