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Jeremy Gibbons

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Professor Jeremy Gibbons CEng MBCS CITP FIAP
Professor of Computing
Governing Body Fellow, Kellogg College
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Room 462, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD


My research interests are in programming methodology—that is, in better languages for writing computer programs, and better ways of using the languages we already have. I am particularly concerned with functional languages (which emphasize computing with values rather than with actions) and object-oriented languages (which encourage program structures that reflect the structure of the real-world entities they are modelling), and with ways of expressing and reasoning about recurring patterns in software structure. You might be interested in my blog.

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I lead the Algebra of Programming research group, and I am chair of IFIP Working Group 2.1 on Algorithmic Languages and Calculi. I am an editor of the Journal of Functional Programming, with special responsibility for the Functional Pearls section; do consider submitting a paper! I am also a member of the Software Engineering research group, working particularly with Jim Davies on semantic modelling and model-driven development. We've been developing techniques and tools to support scientists in sharing data—particularly in clinical trials, but also in electronic government.

I get dozens of requests for internships, but I'm afraid that I have neither the time nor the resources to host these.


I am Director of the Software Engineering Programme, which offers part-time professional Masters' degrees in Software Engineering and in Software and Systems Security. I am currently the Chair of Faculty of Computer Science. For the academic years 2008-2010 was also Deputy Director of the Computing Laboratory (now the Department of Computer Science). I am a fellow of Kellogg College. Before taking up this post in 1999, I held lectureships at Oxford Brookes University and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Software Engineering Programme, IFIP WG2.1 wiki, Editorial on Functional Pearls, Patterns in Functional Programming blog


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Journal of Functional Programming , Editor-in-Chief

See my editorial on what constitutes a Pearl

ACM SIGPLAN , Vice-Chair

IAP Journal of Software Development Practice , Chairman of Editorial Board

Selected Publications

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Manage publications

Conjugate Hylomorphisms‚ Or: The Mother of All Structured Recursion Schemes

Ralf Hinze‚ Nicolas Wu and Jeremy Gibbons

In POPL 2015. January, 2015.

Bidirectional Transformation is Effectful

Faris Abou−Saleh‚ James Cheney‚ Jeremy Gibbons‚ James McKinna and Perdita Stevens


Folding Domain−Specific Languages: Deep and Shallow Embeddings

Jeremy Gibbons and Nicolas Wu

September, 2014.





Completed Projects

Current Students

Past Students

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Josh Ko
Meng Wang
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Peter Wong