Simon Peyton Jones elected into the Royal Society Fellowship

Simon Peyton Jones has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Royal Society biography reads:

Simon's main research interest is in functional programming languages, their implementation, and their application. 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, Simon is interested in language design, rich type systems, 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 is one reason he loves functional programming so much.

Simon is also chair of Computing at School, the grass-roots organisation that was at the epicentre of the 2014 reform of the English computing curriculum.

Congratulations SPJ!

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Cheers to Satnam Singh...

...for the pointer!

Very happy about this, for

Very happy about this, for sure. I recommend people hop over to the publications page. A good place to start (?) is the by now classic 2003 paper Wearing the hair shirt: a retrospective on Haskell. A fun piece to check out is Composing contracts: an adventure in financial engineering (both previously discussed on LtU).



His talks are some of the best I've ever seen; a combination of excellent content with excellent presentation.

Well deserved

His papers are usually great, too.