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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
United Kingdom


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 of IFIP Working Group 2.11 on Program Generation; and between 2012 and 2018 I was Vice Chair the Past Vice Chair of ACM SIGPLAN. I am co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Functional Programming and Editor of Compositionality: The open-access journal for the mathematics of composition; do consider submitting a paper!

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From 2012 until April 2017 I was Director of the Software Engineering Programme, which offers part-time professional Masters' degrees in Software Engineering and in Software and Systems Security; I still teach on that Programme. For the academic years 2008-2010 I was also Deputy Director of the Computing Laboratory (now the Department of Computer Science), and I served as Chair of the Faculty of Computer Science from 2012 to 2016. 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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Kwok-Ho Cheung
Josh Ko
Maciej Pirog
Meng Wang
Peter Wong
Timothy Zakian
Maaike Zwart