Andy King

Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
 Andy King


Research interests

I belong to the following research groups:

Although I teach artificial intelligence, constraint solving and system security, my interests are much more diverse than that, ranging from high-level declarative programming to low-level assembly code.

A reoccurring theme of my work is abstract interpretation in which all paths through a program are systematically examined so as automatically derive information for optimising a program for, say, time or energy. Abstract interpretation is also increasingly used to search a program for bugs, such as security holes, which another interest of mine.

Recently I have been working on geometric algorithms, reverse engineering and the automatic synthesis of transfer functions.

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