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ICFP 2016
Sun 18 - Sat 24 September 2016 Nara, Japan
Simon Peyton Jones

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Name: Simon Peyton Jones

Bio: Simon Peyton Jones, MA, MBCS, CEng, graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in 1980. After two years in industry, he spent seven years as a lecturer at University College London, and nine years as a professor at Glasgow University, before moving to Microsoft Research (Cambridge) in 1998. His main research interest is in functional programming languages, their implementation, and their application. He has led a succession of research projects focused around the design and implementation of production-quality functional-language systems for both uniprocessors and parallel machines. He was a key contributor to the design of the now-standard functional language Haskell, and is the lead designer of the widely-used Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). He has written two textbooks about the implementation of functional languages.

More generally, he is interested in language design, rich type systems, software component architectures, compiler technology, code generation, runtime systems, virtual machines, and garbage collection. He is particularly motivated by direct use of principled theory to practical language design and implementation – that’s one reason he loves functional programming so much.

Affiliation: Microsoft Research, UK


Haskell 2016Author of Non-recursive Make Considered Harmful: Build Systems at Scale within the Haskell-track
Author of Pattern Synonyms within the Haskell-track
Author of Desugaring Haskell's do-Notation into Applicative Operations within the Haskell-track
HIW 2016Author of The State of GHC within the HIW-track
Author of Trees That Grow within the HIW-track
HOPE 2016Author of Administrative normal form, continued: Sharing control in direct style within the HOPE-track
ICFP 2016Committee Member in External Review Committee within the Research Papers-track
Author of Sequent Calculus as a Compiler Intermediate Language within the Research Papers-track
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