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Steve Reeves (Professor)



  • Room No: G.1.26
  • Telephone: +64 7 838 4398
  • Extension: 4398
  • Facsimile: +64 7 858 5095
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Further information can be found at my personal web site:

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Personal Description
My BSc degree is in Mathematics, where I specialized in theoretical Computer Science, and my PhD degree is in Computer Science. My PhD thesis was on automated theorem-proving (ATP), a hard and important area within logic and artificial intelligence. After my PhD I was a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Essex, moving from there to being a Lecturer in Computer Science at QMW (formerly QMC) in the University of London. I moved to Waikato in January 1994 and am currently a Professor in Computer Science.

Research Interests
Having worked on ATP for my PhD, I continued that work myself, along with my PhD students, for some years. As time went on I came across other, connected, topics that were interesting and important and I gradually expanded my research into theorem-proving which required some user-interaction and also into non-standard logics which can be used to support programming. This led to work in the area of constructive type-theory, which involved a single logical system for specifying and implementing programs.

That work has, more recently, grown into developing a whole new basis for the formal specification language Z: the work is being done jointly with Martin Henson from the University of Essex, U.K.

I also have research interests, and a grant funded by the New Zealand government, to do with micro-charts (rather like UML Statecharts). That work is described here .

You can find much more information about my work (teaching and research) on my personal home page.

You can access a selection of my papers here

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