Assia Mahboubi

I am a tenured researcher (directrice de recherche) at Inria, in the Gallinette team, Nantes, France. I am also an endowed professor in the Algebra and Number Theory section of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.

My research interests revolve around the foundations and formalization of mathematics in type theory and the automated verification of mathematical proofs. In particular, I am interested in the new insights that one often gets on familiar mathematical objects when looking for their most adequate formal representation for the purpose of computer-aided proof checking. I also have a special interest for the interplay between computer algebra and formal proofs, and more generally for computer-aided mathematics. I am a happy, intensive user of the Coq interactive proof assistant, and a lead developer of the Mathematical Components libraries.

I have obtained an ERC Consolidator grant for the FRESCO (Fast and Reliable Symbolic Computation) project. See the webpage of the project.

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PhD students:

  • Enzo Crance (PhD candidate, automation for interactive theorem provers, co-supervisor: Denis Cousineau)
  • Martin Baillon (PhD candidate, syntactic models of type theory and continuity principles, co-supervisor: Pierre-Marie Pédrot)



My publications are listed and archived on HAL. My DBLP page is here.


  • Here is the web page of the course "Machine-Checked Mathematics" at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  • I taught an introductory course to Coq at the Coq Andes Summer School, in San José del Maipo, Chile.


  • Mathématiques assistées par ordinateur, Collège de France, 2018.

Beyond the Lab


Assia Mahboubi
UFR Sciences et Techniques
2, rue de la Houssinière
BP 92208
44322 Nantes Cedex 3

Email: Assia.Mahboubi [at]