Philippa Gardner

Philippa Gardner


Department of Computing,
180 Queen's Gate,
South Kensington Campus,
Imperial College London,
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Philippa Gardner is a professor in the Department of Computing at Imperial. Her current research focusses on program verification: in particular, reasoning about web programs (JavaScript and DOM) and reasoning about concurrent programs. She is the leader of the Program Specification and Verification Group.

She completed her PhD thesis, supervised by Professor Gordon Plotkin FRS at Edinburgh in 1992. She moved to Cambridge in 1998 on an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship, hosted by Professor Robin Milner FRS. She obtained a lectureship at Imperial in 2001, and became professor in 2009. She held a Microsoft Research Cambridge/Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Fellowship from 2005 to 2010 at Imperial. She is the Director of the Research Institute in Automated Program Analysis and Verification, funded by GCHQ in association with EPSRC.