In Memoriam - Eelco Visser (1966 - 2022)
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our dear colleague and friend Eelco Visser on Tuesday 5 April 2022. Eelco was professor and head of the Programming Languages Group (faculty EWI) at TU Delft and was an expert in the field of programming language design. He was a highly valued member of the management team of the Software Technology department. Eelco was tenacious, well-informed, and always driven by content. A researcher in heart and soul who will be greatly missed.
For Eelco there is a Farewell community, where colleagues can contribute memories, pictures and condolences to the family and friends. All messages will be used to put together a remembrance book for Eelco's relatives and friends.
In the programming languages research program, we aim at improving the effectiveness and reliability of programming languages and systems. Effectiveness such that programmers can express intent at the right level of abstraction and get actionable feedback that is relevant and timely. Reliability such that programmers can trust the execution and analysis of programs.
In our teaching we emphasize the study of the fundamental concepts of programming languages that prepare students for (contributing to the design and implementation of) the programming languages and systems of the future. Our course topics include algorithms and data-structures, compiler construction, semantics, type systems, static and dynamic analysis, software verification, model checking, and language engineering.
Programming and Validating Software Restructurings
Composable and Safe-by-Construction Programming Language Definitions
Verified Programming Language Interaction
DSLs for Adaptable Digital Print Systems
NWO has granted our proposal to the MasCot call to work on Programming and Validating Software Restructurings. We will be hiring two PhD students in Delft and one in Eindhoven. PI on the proposal is Eelco Visser. Co-applicants are Casper Bach Poulsen (TU Delft), Jan Friso Groote (TU Eindhoven), and Jeroen Keiren (TU Eindhoven).
The PL group has an opening for an assistant or associate professor in programming languages (applications are due September 1, 2019)
Eduardo Amorim successfully defended his dissertation Declarative Syntax Definition for Modern Language Workbenches and was awarded the degree of doctor.
Oracle donates $100K to support research on Flexible, Composable, and Incremental Compiler Pipelines
Daco Harkes successfully defended his PhD thesis Declarative Specification of Information System Data Models and Business Logic and was awarded the degree of doctor.