My current research
interests include
topological methods
in the
theory
of computation, in particular topology in higher-type
computability theory,
topology for functional
programming, domains
and continuous lattices in analysis
and topology, effective and constructive real analysis, exact real-number
computation, locale theory, programming language semantics, domain
theory, lambda-calculus, type theory, functional programming.

The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to
be credible. Mark Twain.
What is computer
science? And what are your ideas and opinions about computing at school?

I joined Birmingham University
in September 2000. My first degree was from the Universidade
Federal do Rio Grande Sul,
where I also obtained an MSc degree by research. During my undergraduate
and MSc studies, I worked in industry.
I then went to
Imperial College
of the University of London in October 1993 for my PhD under the supervision of Mike B. Smyth. After completing this in April 1997, I was a
postdoc for one year at Imperial, a lecturer at the University
of Edinburgh for two years, and then at the University
of St Andrews for one year, after which I came here and have happily been part of a vibrant theory research group.
email: m.escardo@cs.bham.ac.uk
office: 212 phone: +44 121 414 2797 fax: +44 121 414
4281

directions: Look for building Y9 in the yellow zone of
the Edgbaston
campus map. This is
about 1 minute walking time from the train station. Turn left when you
exit the station, and walk for about 30 meters. Our building is the
right-hand one of two red-brick twin buildings facing each other.