Prof. Philip Wadler, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Area Leader Programming Languages
Philip Wadler is Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh and Senior Research Fellow at IOHK. He is an ACM Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, past chair of ACM SIGPLAN, past holder of a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Fellowship, winner of the SIGPLAN Distinguished Service Award, and a winner of the POPL Most Influential Paper Award. Previously, he worked or studied at Stanford, Xerox Parc, CMU, Oxford, Chalmers, Glasgow, Bell Labs, and Avaya Labs, and visited as a guest professor in Copenhagen, Sydney, and Paris. He has an h-index of 66 with more than 20,000 citations to his work, according to Google Scholar. He contributed to the designs of Haskell, Java, and XQuery, and is a co-author of Introduction to Functional Programming (Prentice Hall, 1988), XQuery from the Experts (Addison Wesley, 2004) and Generics and Collections in Java (O’Reilly, 2006). He has delivered invited talks in locations ranging from Aizu to Zurich.
- SIGPLAN Distinguished Service Award, 2016.
- ACM Fellow, 2007.
- Fellow Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2005.
- Wolfon-Royal Society Research Merit Award, 2004–2009.
- EUSA Teaching Awards, Overall High Performer, runner up, 2009.
- Most Influential POPL Paper Award 2003 (for 1993), Imperative functional programming, by Simon Peyton Jones and Philip Wadler.