# Thibaut Benjamin

# Welcome to my personal webpage

## Introduction

I am a research associate in computer science at the University of Cambridge. I am in the team of Jamie Vicary, part of the CLASH research group. I work mostly on weak omega-categories and mechanised tools to explore their properties based on dependent type theory. I have a PhD from LIX, Ecole Polytechnique under the direction of Samuel Mimram and Eric Finster on a similar topic. I also did a postdoc in the development team of Frama-C at CEA List where I work with Julien Signoles on runtime verification of C programs.

## Research Interests

My research interests lie in the intersection between computer science and mathematics. I am particularly interested in the semantics of these languages, and the connection it establishes between programming and reasonning via the Curry-Howard correspondence.

I am particularly interested in all the languages whose semantics can be cleanly defined, and enjoy rich algebraic properties, like the functional languages, as I find those encourage good practice and high maintainability. I also like that these languages interact well with proof-assistants (I particularly use Agda and Coq).

I am also interested in higher category theory and homotopy theory, as a way to understand equality and rewriting, as started by the development of homotopy type theory.

### Keywords:

- Programming language semantics
- Logic
- Category theory
- Dependent type theory
- Homotopy type theory
- Formal methods
- Proof-assistants

## Other Scientific Interests

Beside my work as a computer scientist, I am interested in science in general as I like to feel my understanding of the world evolve. I also like science history, to witness how ideas grew to be at the point they currently are. I particularly value science communication and I admire the content creators that can give access to beautiful and important science result to non-specialist.

### Teaching

During my PhD I have supervised the practicals Java beginnerâ€™s class at Ecole Polytechnique for three years, and for its follow-up class for two years. I have also done tutoring sessions in python and algorithmics for one year. During this time, I tried to apply as much as possible all the techniques that I notice in good science communicators to provide a teaching that is motivating and to the point. Unfortunately, my current contract does not allow me to teach and I miss it.

### Free and open source software

I support free and open source software. My personal experience with it has been that the paid alternative are often worse, albeit sometimes easier to begin. I try to contribute to the projects that I use when I can.

# Welcome to my personal webpage

## Introduction

I am a research associate in computer science at the University of Cambridge. I am in the team of Jamie Vicary, part of the CLASH research group. I work mostly on weak omega-categories and mechanised tools to explore their properties based on dependent type theory. I have a PhD from LIX, Ecole Polytechnique under the direction of Samuel Mimram and Eric Finster on a similar topic. I also did a postdoc in the development team of Frama-C at CEA List where I work with Julien Signoles on runtime verification of C programs.

## Research Interests

My research interests lie in the intersection between computer science and mathematics. I am particularly interested in the semantics of these languages, and the connection it establishes between programming and reasonning via the Curry-Howard correspondence.

I am particularly interested in all the languages whose semantics can be cleanly defined, and enjoy rich algebraic properties, like the functional languages, as I find those encourage good practice and high maintainability. I also like that these languages interact well with proof-assistants (I particularly use Agda and Coq).

I am also interested in higher category theory and homotopy theory, as a way to understand equality and rewriting, as started by the development of homotopy type theory.

### Keywords:

- Programming language semantics
- Logic
- Category theory
- Dependent type theory
- Homotopy type theory
- Formal methods
- Proof-assistants

## Other Scientific Interests

Beside my work as a computer scientist, I am interested in science in general as I like to feel my understanding of the world evolve. I also like science history, to witness how ideas grew to be at the point they currently are. I particularly value science communication and I admire the content creators that can give access to beautiful and important science result to non-specialist.

### Teaching

During my PhD I have supervised the practicals Java beginnerâ€™s class at Ecole Polytechnique for three years, and for its follow-up class for two years. I have also done tutoring sessions in python and algorithmics for one year. During this time, I tried to apply as much as possible all the techniques that I notice in good science communicators to provide a teaching that is motivating and to the point. Unfortunately, my current contract does not allow me to teach and I miss it.

### Free and open source software

I support free and open source software. My personal experience with it has been that the paid alternative are often worse, albeit sometimes easier to begin. I try to contribute to the projects that I use when I can.