Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Welcome to the Meel Group’s web page. We are situated at the University of Toronto.
Our primary research interest is in automated reasoning. The long term vision of our research program is to advance automated reasoning techniques to enable computing to deal with increasingly uncertain real-world environments. The core theme of our research program is the quest for scalability. Accordingly, our work straddles theory and practice, and draws upon ideas from randomized algorithms, statistical inference, formal methods, distribution testing, and software engineering.
Given the broad nature of the field of automated reasoning, our research group's work spans multiple traditional subfields of computer science, reflected by publication record as well as recognition in artificial intelligence (AAAI: 17×, IJCAI: 13×, NeurIPS: 6×), formal methods (CAV: 7×, CP: 8×, SAT: 6×, TACAS: 3×), design automation (ICCAD: 2×, DATE: 2×, DAC: 1×), and logic/databases (PODS: 4×, ICALP: 1×, LPAR: 4×, LICS: 2×). In short, a research group that is not bound by (traditional) borders.
We are always looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students, research assistants and summer internship for exceptional undergraduate interns in our group. We work at the intersection of algorithmic design and systems; therefore, an ideal candidate should have deeper expertise in one area and willingness to learn the other. A strong background in statistics, algorithms/formal methods and prior experience in coding is crucial to make a significant contribution to our research.
UofT is a world-class university that provides an outstanding and supportive research environment. Its Department of Computer Science is highly ranked (within the top 15) among the computer science departments in the world. Toronto is a vibrant, well-connected city and a research hub in North America.