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. He became an Engineering Fellow at Epic Games in 2021.
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.
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Nathan Corbyn University of Oxford, Ohad Kammar University of Edinburgh, Sam Lindley The University of Edinburgh, UK, Nachiappan Valliappan Chalmers University of Technology, Jeremy Yallop University of CambridgePre-print
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Marco Gaboardi Boston University
|Compiling without continuations
Simon Peyton Jones Epic Games
|On the power of syntactic methods: It is all syntax after all…
Amr Sabry Indiana University
|The impact of delimited control and call-by-need in proof theory