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Dr Nikos Tzevelekos

Nikos

Senior Lecturer

Email: nikos.tzevelekos@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 6974
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 434
Website: http://www.tzevelekos.org

Teaching

Algorithms and Data Structures (Undergraduate)

The module is an introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures. It covers topics such as running time of algorithms, asymptotic complexity, simple and advanced sorting algorithms, divide and conquer algorithms, recursion, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, basic data structures (strings, arrays, lists), linked lists, trees, hash tables.

Automata and Formal Languages (Undergraduate)

Automata and formal languages are fundamental concepts in Computer Science. Automata are abstract machines that are used for representing computational processes in a mathematically precise fashion. Moreover, any device interacting with the outside world, whether a simple program or a complex system, requires well-defined, formal input and output languages. We will study automata and their relationship with formal languages and grammars.

Program Specifications (Postgraduate/Undergraduate)

The module will cover: 1. Introduction to Logic for Systems and Program Verification and Analysis 2. Using Hoare Logic: The specification language - describing properties of programs; Proof rules in Hoare logic - verifying properties of programs; Basic technologies behind building automatic program verification tools based on Hoare logic; Using automatic verification tools based on Hoare logic. 3. Introduction to modelchecking and Spin: Temporal logic: modelling states and operations of a system; Modelchecking logics in particular CTL; Safety and Liveness in systems; Using Spin for checking properties and for problem solving.

Research

Research Interests:

I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science. My focus is on Theoretical Computer Science and in particular I study the mathematical meaning of computation. I devise mathematical models of programming languages, expressed in game semantics at the concrete level and in category theory at the abstract level. Moreover, I examine applications of these models to program analysis in order to develop methods and tools for formally analysing and checking software.

Themes:
- Program analysis
- Game semantics
- Denotational semantics
- Automata over infinite alphabets

Publications

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