Thu, May 12 – 2016
Martin Odersky (born 5 September 1958) is a German computer scientist and professor of programming methods atEPFL in Switzerland. He specializes in code analysis and programming languages. He designed the Scala programming language and Generic Java (and Pizza before) both with others, and built the current generation of javac, the Java compiler. In 2007, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
In 1989, he received his Ph.D. from ETH Zurich under the supervision of Niklaus Wirth, who is best known as the designer of several programming languages (including Pascal). He did postdoctoral work at IBM and Yale.
In 2011, he founded Lightbend Inc. (formerly Typesafe), a company to support and promote Scala and he currently serves as the chairman and chief architect.
He teaches two courses on the massive open online course provider, Coursera, namely Functional Programming Principles in Scala and Principles of Reactive Programming.
Thu May 12, 2016 - 04:00PM