William Cook (computer scientist)

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William R. Cook
Citizenship United States
Fields Computer science
Institutions University of Texas at Austin, Apple Inc., HP Labs
Alma mater Brown University
Doctoral advisor Peter Wegner
Known for Denotational semantics of Inheritance; Object-oriented programming; AppleScript

William R. Cook (born 1963) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1989 at Brown University. His research concentrates on object-oriented programming, programming languages, modeling languages, and the interface between programming languages and databases. Prior to joining UT in 2003, he was Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Allegis Corporation, where he was chief architect for several award-winning products, including the eBusiness Suite at Allegis, the Writer's Solution for Prentice Hall, and the AppleScript language at Apple Computer.

At HP Labs his research was on the foundations of object-oriented languages, including formal models of mixins, inheritance, and typed models of object-oriented languages.

Selected papers[edit]

  • Inheritance is not subtyping, Proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT symposium on Principles of programming languages (1990)
  • AppleScript. Proceedings of the third ACM SIGPLAN conference on History of programming languages (HOPL III) Pages 1-21 ACM, 2007.

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