Kuen-Bang Hou Favonia

Kuen-Bang Hou Favonia

Kuen-Bang Hou Favonia

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 6-209
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D. in Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (2017)
B.S. in Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2008)

Professional Background

Kuen-Bang Hou Favonia joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in 2018 as an assistant professor. They received their Ph.D. (2017) in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to their time at the University, Favonia served as a research assistant at Academia Sinica in Taiwan from 2009-10 and as a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. They received the Distinguished Dissertation Award from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017 and the Distinguished Reviewer Award from the International Conference on Functional Programming in 2021.

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Research Interests

My research interests lie in achieving high rigor in computer programs and mathematical proofs. In particular, I have been working on proof mechanization, type theory, programming language theory, and property-based testing. I pay attention to theoretical concerns and practical considerations and am attracted to research informed by both.

Research Areas
Software Engineering and Programming Languages
Theoretical Foundations

Current Research
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Teaching Subjects
Operating Systems
Distributed Systems