User:CSProfBill

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By way of introduction, I am an occasional contributor to Wikipedia but not possessed of sufficient free time to be a heavy contributor. We do what we can.

I am an SFI Professor of computer science at Trinity College, Dublin, with publications on optimizing compilers, programming languages, and software development tools, environments and methodology. I have a background on the history of programming languages, having lived through most of it in my professional capacity. My undergraduate advisor was Joseph Weizenbaum and my graduate thesis advisors were John Reynolds and Alan Robinson. I am also an experienced, long-term set dancer and occasional teacher of Irish dance, and have authored published material on the subject.



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