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Peter O'Hearn elected fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national academy for engineering and brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. 

The Academy's Fellowship represents the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders. Election to the Academy is by invitation only; about 50 Fellows are elected each year by peer review from nominations made by existing Fellows. They are distinguished by the title "Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering".

This year's list includes Peter O'Hearn, Professor of Computer Science at University College London and an Engineering Manager at Facebook. The citation reads:

"As well as having made profound contributions to methods for checking and reasoning about computer programs, Professor O’Hearn has made a major commitment to ensuring that these ideas are used in practice. Among his most important innovations, "separation logic’"has spawned a whole research field. He founded a spinout company that built software tools that either detect errors in complex computer code or provide evidence of their absence. The company, Monoidics, has subsequently been acquired by Facebook where he now works with a group that is impacting the software production process."

For more on Peter's work see:

Posted 09 Sep 16 17:30