A key part of life as a researcher is conveying your ideas to an audience at a conference or workshop, in a way that engages and excites them. Giving such a talk is quite different from writing a paper, or giving a lecture as part of a course, and it must be approached in a different way. In this presentation-by-example I’ll explain my own approach, and try to help you avoid a number of (surprisingly common!) pitfalls.
R. John M. Hughes (born ca 1958) is a Swedish computer scientist and professor in the department of Computing Science at the Chalmers University of Technology.
Hughes received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 1984 for the thesis “The Design and Implementation of Programming Languages”.
He is a member of the Functional Programming group at Chalmers, and much of his research relates to the Haskell programming language. He does research in the field of programming languages and is the author of several influential research papers on the subject, including “Why Functional Programming Matters”.
He is also one of the developers of QuickCheck, and cofounder and CEO of QuviQ, which provides the QuickCheck software and offers classes in how to use it.