Simon Peyton Jones

Simon Peyton Jones
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER
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Current work

There is a Wiki talk page on which you are most welcome to discuss or offer constructive feedback on any of these papers.

Who I am and what I do

I'm a researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England. I started here in Sept 1998. I'm also an Honorary Professor of the Computing Science Department at Glasgow University, where I was a professor during 1990-1998.

I am married to Dorothy, a priest in the Church of England. We have three children, Michael, Sarah, and Margaret.

I'm interested in the design, implementation, and application of lazy functional languages. In practical terms, that means I spend a most of my time on the design and implementation of the language Haskell. In particular, much of my work is focused around the Glasgow Haskell Compiler, and its ramifications.

Microsoft Research is next door to the Cambridge University Computer Lab, and I co-supervise a number of PhD students at the Computer Lab. If you are interested in doing a PhD at Cambridge in my area, then I am very happy to discuss it with you.

Here is a brief biography, suitable for seminar announcements and suchlike.

Here are some pictures of me, at various resolutions.

For amusement, here are some pictures of me having fun, taken by John Petersen in 2008.

Social networks

I use LinkedIn for professional networking, but I restrict my connections to people who I know personally, or with whom I have had some meaningful two-way professional interaction; that is, not simply people with whom I share a professional interest.

I use Facebook for non-work networking, but only for people who my family knows too.

I do have a Twitter account, for some reason, but I have yet to find something significant enough to say that it's worth tweeting.

In all three cases my actual use is minimal, so don't hold your breath.

Simon Peyton Jones,
Microsoft Research Ltd,
21 Station Rd,
Cambridge CB1 2FB, England

 

Email: simonpj@microsoft.com
Phone: +44 1223 479 848 (direct)
Fax: +44 1223 479 999
WWW: http://research.microsoft.com/~simonpj/

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