Lars Bak (computer programmer)
Professional life 
Virtual machines 
After participating in the design and implementation of the BETA Mjølner System, in 1991 he joined the Self group at Sun Microsystems Laboratories in Cupertino, California. During his time there, he developed a programming environment for Self and added several enhancements to the virtual machine.
In 1994, he joined LongView Technologies LLC, where he designed and implemented high performance virtual machines for both Smalltalk and Java. After Sun Microsystems acquired LongView in 1997, Bak became engineering manager and technical lead in the HotSpot team at Sun's Java Software Division where he developed a high-performance Java virtual machine Java ME for mobile devices.
Bak holds 18 U.S. software patents in the field of virtual machines programming. In 2010, after Oracle bought Sun and with Lars Bak now working for Google, Oracle sued Google for infringing on several software patents and amongst them was the "Interpreting Functions Utilizing a Hybrid of Virtual and Native Machine Instructions" patent filed by Lars Bak et al.
- Lars Bak, Biography, from JAOO.dk. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
- Guest Lecture by Lars Bak: A NEW APPROACH TO DEVELOPING ROBUST EMBEDDED SOFTWARE. Tampere University of Technology. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
- The genius behind Google’s web browser. From FT.com. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
- Google's Chrome: The Danish Magic Inside. BusinessWeek. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
- Interpreting Functions Utilizing a Hybrid of Virtual and Native Machine Instructions