Richard Bird (computer scientist)

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Richard S. Bird.

Prof. Richard Simpson Bird (born 1943, London) is a Supernumerary Fellow of Computation at Lincoln College, Oxford, England,[1] and former director of the Oxford University Computing Laboratory (now the Oxford University Department of Computer Science).[2]

Bird's research interests lie in algorithm design and functional programming, and he is known as a regular contributor to the Journal of Functional Programming and the author of Introduction to Functional Programming using Haskell and other books.[3] His name is associated with the Bird-Meertens Formalism, a calculus for deriving programs from specifications in a functional programming style.

Previously Bird was at the University of Reading.

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