Dr Lucas Cordeiro

Reader in Prog Analysis/Cyber Security

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Lucas C. Cordeiro is a Reader in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester (UoM), where he leads the Systems and Software Security (S3) Research Group. Dr. Cordeiro is the Arm Centre of Excellence Director at UoM; he also leads the Trusted Digital Systems Cluster at the Centre for Digital Trust and Society. Dr. Cordeiro is also affiliated with the Formal Methods Group at UoM and the Post-Graduate Programs in Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the Federal University of Amazonas. Before joining the University of Manchester, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford and as a research engineer at Diffblue. In addition, Dr. Cordeiro worked for five years as a software engineer at Siemens / BenQ Mobile and CTPIM / NXP semiconductors. His work focuses on software model checking, automated testing, program synthesis, software security, embedded and cyber-physical systems. He has co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications in the most prestigious venues (e.g., ICSE, CAV, TACAS, FSE, ASE, ISSTA, TSE, TR, TC). He has received various international awards, including the Distinguished Paper Award at ACM ICSE’11, and 28 awards from the international competitions on software verification (SV-COMP) and testing (Test-Comp) 2012-2021. He has a proven track record of securing research funding from EPSRC, Intel, Samsung, Nokia Institute of Technology, CNPq, FAPEAM, British Council, and Royal Society (career total over USD11,572,092).

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms


  • Software Engineering, Formal Methods, Automated Program Verification and Synthesis, Software Security, Embedded & Cyber-Physical Systems

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