Researcher biography

Larissa Meinicke's research interests include mathematical notations and techniques for the formal specification and development of computing systems; probabilistic systems; computer security; abstract algebra and refinement algebra; real-time and fault-tolerant systems.

Dr Meinicke is currently a lecturer in the Division of Systems and Software Engineering Research in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

She completed her PhD in the area of Computer Science at the University of Queensland in 2008 under the supervision of Professor Ian Hayes. Since then she has worked as a researcher at the Department of Information Technologies at Åbo Akademi University in Finland, both as a part of Professor Ralph-Johan Back’s Formal Methods and Programming research group, and as a member of the European Commission for Information and Communication Technologies project "Deploy".

From 2009 to 2011 Dr Meinicke worked on the ARC Research project "Hidden-state modelling for modular analysis of information flow, protection and risk evaluation" in conjunction with Associate Professor Annabelle McIver and Professor Carroll Morgan at Macquarie University in Sydney. Information about this research may be found at the Specification and Development of Probabilistic Systems page (below).