Alan Mycroft

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Alan Mycroft
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Children4
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ThesisAbstract interpretation and optimising transformations for applicative programs (1982)
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Websitewww.cl.cam.ac.uk/~am21/

Alan Mycroft is a professor at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, where he is also director of studies for computer science.

Education[edit]

Mycroft read Mathematics at Cambridge then moved to Edinburgh where he completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree with a thesis on the Abstract interpretation and optimising transformations for applicative programs[2] supervised by Rod Burstall and Robin Milner.

Research[edit]

Mycroft's research interests[3][4][5][6][1] are in Programming Languages, Software Engineering and Algorithms.[7][8][9][10]

With Arthur Norman, he co-created the Norcroft C compiler.[11] He is also a named trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charitable organisation whose single-board computer is intended to stimulate the teaching of basic computer science in schools.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Mycroft has four children.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alan Mycroft publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Mycroft, Alan (1982). Abstract interpretation and optimising transformations for applicative programs (PhD thesis). University of Edinburgh. OCLC 10271733.
  3. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic
  4. ^ Alan Mycroft at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ Alan Mycroft author profile page at the ACM Digital Library Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ Alan Mycroft's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  7. ^ Mycroft, A.; O'Keefe, R. A. (1984). "A polymorphic type system for prolog". Artificial Intelligence. 23 (3): 295. doi:10.1016/0004-3702(84)90017-1.
  8. ^ Mycroft, A. (1984). "Polymorphic type schemes and recursive definitions". International Symposium on Programming. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 167. pp. 217–228. doi:10.1007/3-540-12925-1_41. ISBN 978-3-540-12925-7.
  9. ^ Mycroft, A. (1980). "The theory and practice of transforming call-by-need into call-by-value". International Symposium on Programming. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 83. pp. 269–281. doi:10.1007/3-540-09981-6_19. ISBN 978-3-540-09981-9.
  10. ^ Nethercote, N.; Mycroft, A. (2003). "Redux". Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science. 89 (2): 149. doi:10.1016/S1571-0661(04)81047-8.
  11. ^ Mycroft, Alan; Norman, Arthur C. (1992). "Part I: classical imperative languages". Optimising compilation. Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.43.9953. OCLC 29982690. […] the 'Norcroft' compiler suite jointly constructed by the authors […] Commercial interests are referred to Codemist Ltd. […]
  12. ^ Bush, Steve (26 May 2011). "In depth: Raspberry Pi, the computer on a stick". Electronics Weekly. Retrieved 11 July 2011. The Raspberry Pi developers and trustees of its Foundation are: David Braben – Founder of games software firm Frontier Developments and co-author of 'Elite'. Jack Lang – Business angel, early Acorn employee, founder of Cambridge start-ups. Pete Lomas – Founder and MD of Norcott Technologies. Robert Mullins – University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and St. John's College, Cambridge. Alan Mycroft – Professor of Computing in University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Eben Upton – Engineer at Broadcom Europe, founder of software start-ups, and former director of computer science at St. John's College, Cambridge.