DLS 2016
Tue 1 Nov 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands
co-located with SPLASH 2016
Jan Vitek

Registered user since Wed 30 Apr 2014

Name: Jan Vitek

Bio: Jan Vitek is a Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern University. Dr. Vitek was born in Czechoslovakia and educated in Switzerland. Over the years, he worked on topics related to programming languages, their design, use, and implementation. With Noble and Potter, he proposed the notion of flexible alias control which became know as Ownership Types. He led the Ovm project which produced the first real-time Java virtual machine to be flight tested on a ScanEagle drone (he claims no one was harmed). Outcomes of this project include the Schism real-time garbage collector and the FijiVM – a production VM for embedded systems. More recently, he worked on dynamic languages, trying to make sense of JavaScript and to design a new language called, Thorn. Nowadays, he spends his time with statisticians and data scientists. Jan believes that his 2012 election as Chair of SIGPLAN was an accident; since has been busy trying to rock the boat to ensure this does not happen again. In his spare time, Jan enjoys organizing conferences and sitting on PCs (over 25 in the last decade). He founded the MOS (mobile objects), IWACO (alias control), STOP (gradual typing), and TRANSACT (transactional memory) workshop series. He was the first program chair of VEE and chaired ESOP, ECOOP, Coordination and TOOLS. He was the general chair of PLDI (in Beijing!), ISMM and LCTES. He may still be sitting on the steering committees of ECOOP, JTRES, ICFP, OOPLSA, POPL, PLDI, LCTES, ESOP.

Country: Switzerland

Affiliation: Northeastern University

Personal website: http://janvitek.org

Research interests: Programming Languages

Contributions

RUMPLE 2016Committee Member in Program Committee within the RUMPLE-track
NOOL 2016Author of Static Typing Without Static Types - Typing Inheritance from the Bottom Up within the NOOL-track
Scala 2016Keynote Speaker of This is not a Type: Gradual typing in practice within the Scala-track
Keynote Speaker in Keynote Speakers within the Scala-track
DLS 2016Committee Member in Program Committee within the DLS-track
SPLASH 2016Presenter of What to do at SPLASH within the PLMW-track
Speaker of My Twenty-Five Years in OO within the PLMW-track
Session Chair of Optimization and Performance (part of OOPSLA)
Committee Member in Program Committee within the OOPSLA-track
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