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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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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; I am member of IFIP Working Group 2.1 on Algorithmic Languages and Calculi (and was chair for 6 years, and secretary for 13 years); and I between 2012 and 2015 I was Vice Chair of ACM SIGPLAN. 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 am co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Functional Programming; do consider submitting a paper!

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.


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