School of Computing

Dominic Orchard

Lecturer / Stage 2 Year Director (UKC)

Photo of Dominic Orchard, if available
  • Room SW06
    School of Computing
    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NF


My publications are available from the University of Kent's Academic Repository.

Selected publications

A more complete (but temporary) list of my publications can be found here.
I also keep a list of my external talks, mostly with links to slides and sometimes YouTube videos.

Research Interests

I belong to the following research groups:

I am also a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute.

I am on the following Programme Committees this year: PLACES 2019, LOLA 2019, PPDP 2019, POPL 2019, IFL 2018, TyDe 2018, BEAT 2019, ICE 2018. I am co-chairing PLACES 2019.

Main projects

  • Granule - Advanced type systems for verification of data treated as a resoruce.
  • CamFort - Lightweight verification of scientific computing models

Broadly I am interested in the intersection between logic, semantics, and types.

I have co-authored several papers introducing and developing the notion of coeffectful program behaviour (ICFP 2016, ICFP 2014, ICALP 2013). Coeffects are program behaviours which "consume" the execution context, e.g., variables, hardware resources, access policies, library versions, implicit parameters. Coeffect analyses and type theories capture a program's requirements on the execution environment. For example, a type theory corresponding to Bounded Linear Logic is a coeffect system which allows fine-grained control over variable usage.

I am also interested in applying results from programming language research to computational science, in particular for program verification. I am Co-Investigator on the project CamFort: Automated evolution and verification of computational science models joint with the University of Cambridge

Find me on: Twitter and GitHub and My blog


I am currently teaching on the following courses:
  • CO519 - Theory of Computing
  • CO661 - Theory and Practice of Concurrency
  • CO545 - Functional and Concurrent Programming
  • CO583 - Introduction to Programming and Web Technologies
I also supervise projects for CO600, so please get in touch if you would like to discuss an idea. Details of my past teaching can be found here.


A list of things I have organsied.

Short bio

Dominic has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He worked as a Research Associate at Imperial College London and Cambridge before joining the University of Kent.

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 20/10/2020