Automated reasoning (AR) is a field of computer science concerned with turning computers into ever smarter thinking machines, and injecting reasoning into computer applications. AR is artificial intelligence (AI), symbolic computation (SC), computational logic (CL), and it contributes to the fundamental quest about what computing machines can do. AR methods build proofs (an argument by which something follows from something) or models (a solution to a set of constraints or a counterexample), and settle conjectures about systems (programs, circuits, data structures, communication protocols, mathematical structures). Automated reasoners include theorem provers, proof assistants, model builders, validity checkers, SAT-solvers (for SATisfiability in propositional logic), SMT-solvers (Satisfiability Modulo Theories), model checkers, and proof checkers, complemented with libraries of theorems and proofs, and knowledge bases of computer-checked mathematics. These tools are integrated in reasoning environments or embedded in other software. Selected topics in my work in automated reasoning include, in approximate reverse chronological order: COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The documents distributed by this server are provided by the contributing authors as a means to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work on a noncommercial basis. Copyright and all rights therein are maintained by the authors or by other copyright holders, notwithstanding that they have offered their works here electronically. It is understood that all persons copying this information will adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. These works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. (The copyright holder of papers published on journals is usually the publisher of the journal. For conferences, the copyright holder is usually the publisher of the proceedings, such as Springer, for Lecture Notes in CS or AI, or ACM for ACM conferences. The documents distributed by this server are the author's personal copies of pre-prints of such papers. The final publication is available from the copyright holder page (e.g., Springer) via the given DOI.)

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