Nancy Day

Associate Professor

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

I study how to model and analyze software-intensive systems to improve their quality and safety. As the complexity and utility of software continues to increase, industry needs ways of ensuring the correctness of their products. I use a range of formal analysis tools: model checkers, finite model finders, SMT and SAT solvers, and theorem provers.

Areas of research: software engineering, model-driven engineering (MDE), modelling and analysis, formal methods, system safety, requirements specification and analysis.

Research Group: Waterloo Formal Methods (WatForm).

Brief Bio: I arrived at the University of Waterloo in January, 2001. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Oregon Graduate Institute. I completed my PhD at the University of British Columbia in October 1998 working with Dr. Jeff Joyce. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Western Ontario, where I spent much of my time running with the cross-country and track and field teams. My work has won awards at MODELS (International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering, Languages and Systems) and ISSC (International System Safety Conference).

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I am also interested in computer science outreach activities. I volunteer at elementary schools to introduce computing to students and participate in related activities with UW's Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing.

I am committed to following best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion in my teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities.

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