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Swansea University
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Swansea SA1 8EN
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Arno Pauly

Lecturer in Computer Science

About me

Since October 2017, I am a lecturer at the Computer Science department of Swansea University. I am also an honorary research associate at the Computer Science Department of the University of Birmingham.

Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the verification group at ULB (Belgium) working with Jean-Francois Raskin, and a research fellow (the Denman Baynes student) at Clare College, Cambridge.

I received my PhD in 2012 from the University of Cambridge, where I was supervised by Anuj Dawar at the Computer Laboratory. For my undergrad, I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the FernUniversitaet Hagen, Germany.

Research interests

My research interest include computability theory, computable analysis, descriptive set theory and (algorithmic) game theory. A theme I am very enthusiastic about is the role of algorithmic reasoning in the foundations of mathematics (and beyond).

I am one of the main contributors to the development of the theory of Weihrauch reducibility. Weihrauch reducibility is a framework to compare the computational content of mathematical theorems (mainly from analysis). We can use this to explore how far away from being computable certain theorems are. A bibliography on Weihrauch reducibility maintained by Vasco Brattka is found here. Vasco Brattka, Guido Gherardi and I have written a survey on the area. A very short introduction is found here.

Project and postgraduate supervision

If you are a current student at SU and interested in doing a third-year or MSc project related to my research interests, please get in touch.

I also welcome interest in doing either a PhD or an MSc by Research in Theoretical Computer Science (link) under my supervision. While I currently do not have funding for postgraduate students available, we can discuss potential funding opportunities.


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