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Scala 2017
Sun 22 - Mon 23 October 2017 Vancouver, Canada
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Martin Odersky

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Name: Martin Odersky

Bio: Martin Odersky is a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been working on programming languages for most of his career. He first studied structured and object-oriented programming as a PhD student of Niklaus Wirth, then fell in love with functional programming while working as a post doc at IBM and Yale. When Java came out, he started to add functional programming constructs to the new platform. This led to Pizza and GJ and eventually to Java 5 with generics. During that time he also developed javac, the current reference compiler for Java.

Over the last 10 years, Martin worked on unifying object-oriented and functional programming in the Scala language. Scala quickly escaped from the research lab and became a popular open source tool and industrial language. He now oversees development of Scala as head of the programming group at EPFL and as academic director of the Scala center.

Country: Switzerland

Affiliation: EPFL, Switzerland

Personal website: http://lampwww.epfl.ch/~odersky/

Research interests: Programming Languages, Scala, Objects, Functions

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Scala 2017Committee Member in Steering Committee within the Scala 2017-track
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