We are excited to announce the following speakers:
Alastair Donaldson Imperial College
Ally leads the Multicore Programming research group. His work focuses primarily on software for multicore and
Fun fact: Ally
your machine for fun and profit.
Jeff Bezanson Julia Computing
Jeff is an American computer scientist known for
being a co-creator of the Julia programming language. He is an
alumnus of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Fun fact: Jeff's thesis is
on the Julia GitHub repo.
Steve Blackburn Australian National University
Steve's research interests are centered on the challenge of making software run faster and more power-efficiently on modern hardware. With a focus on microarchitectural support for managed languages, fast and efficient garbage collection, and the design and implementation of virtual machines.
Fun fact: Steve is interested in linguistic oddities, a favorite American (and not Australian) words is deplane.
Sophia Drossopoulou Imperial College
Sophia works on reasoning about programs, program
composition, session types, ownership types, concurrency, and in
general, programming language design and modelling.
Fun fact: Sophia co-created the Pony language.
David Edelsohn IBM Research
David is a member of the GCC Steering Committee, member
of the PyPy leadership team, and leads an Open Source software
bounty program within IBM.
Fun fact: David is the maintainer of GCC port for PowerPC.
Richard E. Jones Kent
Richard has written the book on Garbage Collection, twice, and
is interested in memory management for high-level languages.
Fun facts: when not writing GC books
Richard races a Dart 18 catamaran at Whitstable.
Francesco Logozzo Facebook
Francesco is a theoretical and experimental cyclist with a
passion for abstract interpretation and static program
analysis. He has created widely used static analysis tools,
published papers in many conferences and given talks at
Fun facts: Francesco worked
at MSR and
Matt Might Utah
Matt does research in static analysis of higher-order
programs, is a visiting professor at the Harvard Medical
School and a strategist in the Executive Office of the
President at the White House.
Fun facts: Matt
illustrated guide to a Ph.D, this may well be his last
computer science lecture.
Heather Miller Northeastern
Heather works on and around the Scala programming language.
Fun facts: Heather's class on distributed programming is now a
Tobias Wrigstad Uppsala
Tobias enjoys applying programming language design to software engineering problems and
expressing concurrency and parallelism withouth destroying
compositionality of objects. He dreams of about ways of separating
non-functional aspects from code.
Fun fact: Tobias has published a type system for lock-free programming called LOLCAT.