Teaching and Learning Formal Methods
Coordinator: Dean C. Neville
Director of collection: Hinchey Michael G.Language: Anglais
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272 p. · 15.2x22.9 cm · Paperback
Formal methods are now widely recognized as the most successful means of assuring the reliability of complex computer systems. Because formal methods are being mandated in more and more international standards, it is critical that engineers, managers, and industrial project leaders are well trained and conversant in the application of these methods.
This book covers a broad range of issues relating to the pedagogy of formal methods. The contributors, all acknowledged experts, have based their contributions on extensive experiences teaching and applying formal methods in both academia and industry.The two editors, both well known in this area, propose various techniques that can help to dismiss myths that formal methods are difficult to use and hard to learn.
Teaching and Learning Formal Methods will be an indispensable text for educators in the fields of computer science, mathematics, software engineering, and electronic engineering as well as to management and product leaders concerned with trainingrecent graduates.
* Offers proven methods for teaching formal methods, even to students who lack a strong background in mathematics
* Addresses the important role that formal methods play in society and considers their growing future potential
* Includes contributions from several pioneers in the area
* Features a foreword written by Edsger W. Dijkstra
Mike Hinchey graduated from the University of Limerick, Ireland summa cum laude with a B.Sc. in Computer Science, and was awarded the Chairman's prize. He earned an M.Sc. in Computation with the Programming Research Group at Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of Cambridge, where he has been ICL Research Scholar in Automatic Computing since 1992. He is also a professor in the Real-Time Computing Laboratory in the Department of Computer and Information Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics, and a member of the ACM, IEEE,American Mathematical Society, the New York Academy of Sciences, and also of St. John's College (University of Cambridge) and Wolfson College (University of Oxford).