Olivier Danvy at the ICFP 2008 conference.
|Institutions||BRICS, Aarhus University|
|Alma mater||Université Paris VI – Pierre et Marie Curie|
|Doctoral advisor||Bernard Robinet & Emmanuel Saint-James|
|Doctoral students||Charles Consel, John Hatcliff, et al.|
|Known for||Partial evaluation, continuations|
Danvy received his PhD degree from the Université Paris VI in 1986. He is notable for the number of scientific papers which acknowledge his help. Writing in Nature, editor Declan Butler reports on an analysis of acknowledgments on nearly one third of a million scientific papers and reports that Danvy is "the most thanked person in computer science".
Danvy himself is quoted as being "stunned to find my name at the top of the list", ascribing his position to a "series of coincidences": he is multidisciplinary, is well travelled, is part of an international PhD programme, is a networker, and belongs to a university department with a long tradition of having many international visitors.