Lecturer, Integrated PhD Researcher
David Pereira was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1980. In 2003 he received his degree in Computer Science at University of Porto. In 2007 he finished his Master's degree in Computer Science also in University of Porto, in the areas of formal logics for specifying and reasoning about intelligent agents. He has a PhD in Computer Science, in the MAP-i PhD program, organized by the Universities of Minho, of Porto and of Aveiro. His research is focused in the mechanization of Kleene algebra and Kleene algebra with tests in the Coq theorem prover (see http://coq.inria.fr/). He also mechanized a deductive proof system for dealing with the partial correctness of parallel programs, under the spirit of Rely/Guarantee thinking. The aim is to apply such mechanizations to conduct partial verification of correctness of both sequential and parallel imperative programs.
Besides being a happy Coq user and adept of formal program verification, David is keen to apply is formal methods background into the realm of programming languages for real-time programs, namely the well-know and powerful ADA.