Short CV/Education and training


  • Since 2015
    Senior Lecturer, University College London, UK

  • 2011 – 2015
    Assistant professor Radboud University, The Netherlands, Tenured since September 2012

  • 2011 – 2015
    Guest researcher at CWI, The Netherlands

  • Since 2011
    Guest researcher at HASLab / INESC TEC, Braga, Portugal.

  • 2010 – 2011
    Post-doc at CWI, The Netherlands

  • 2006 – 2010
    PhD Student at CWI, The Netherlands

  • 2006
    Teaching assistant at University of Minho

  • 2005 – 2006
    Researcher at Formal Methods Group, University of Minho

  • 2004 – 2005
    Teaching assistant at University of Minho

  • 2004
    Intern at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research

  • 2002 – 2003
    Junior Researcher at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation


  • 2006 – 2010
    PhD in Computer Science, cum laude, Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 2001 – 2006
    Licenciatura in Mathematics and Computer Science, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal

  • Alexandra Silva is a theoretical computer scientist whose main research focuses on semantics of programming languages and modular development of algorithms for computational models. A lot of her work uses the unifying perspective offered by coalgebra, a mathematical framework established in the last decades.

  • Alexandra is currently a senior lecturer at University College London. Previously, she was an assistant professor in Nijmegen and a post-doc at Cornell University, with Prof. Dexter Kozen, and a PhD student at the Dutch national research center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI), under the supervision of Prof. Jan Rutten and Dr. Marcello Bonsangue.

  • She was the recipient of the Presburger Award 2017, the Leverhulme prize 2016, and an ERC starting Grant in 2015.

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