Erik Meijer (computer scientist)

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Erik Meijer

Erik Meijer (born 18 April 1963, Curaçao) is a Dutch computer scientist and entrepreneur. From 2000 to early 2013 he was a software architect for Microsoft where he headed the Cloud Programmability Team.[1] He then founded Applied Duality Inc.[2] in 2013. Before that, he was an associate professor at Utrecht University. He received his Ph.D. from Nijmegen University in 1992.

Meijer's research has included the areas of functional programming (particularly Haskell[3]) compiler implementation, parsing, programming language design, XML, and foreign function interfaces.

His work at Microsoft included C#, Visual Basic, LINQ, Volta, and the Reactive programming framework (Reactive Extensions) for .NET.

In 2009, he was the recipient of the Microsoft Outstanding Technical Leadership Award[4] and in 2007 the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award as a member of the C# team.[5]

Meijer lived in the Netherlands Antilles until the age 14 when his father retired from his job and the family moved back to the Netherlands.[6]

In 2011 Erik Meijer was appointed part-time professor of Cloud Programming within the Software Engineering Research Group at Delft University of Technology.[7] He is also member of the ACM Queue Editorial Board.[8] Since 2013 he is also Honorary Professor of Programming Language Design at the School of Computer Science of the University of Nottingham, associated with the Functional Programming Laboratory.

In early 2013 Erik Meijer left Microsoft and started Applied Duality Incorporated.

He teaches a course on the MOOC provider Coursera, called Principles of Reactive Programming,[9] and a course on edX called Introduction to Functional Programming.[10]


  1. ^ "Erik Meijer and Team: Cloud Data Programmability - Connecting the Distributed Dots | Going Deep | Channel 9". 2010-01-22. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Applied Duality Inc". Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  3. ^ "The Haskell 98 Language Report". Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Microsoft TCN - Awards and Recognitions". Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Microsoft TCN - Awards and Recognitions". Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  6. ^ "Erik Meijer: Rebel with a Cause | Behind The Code | Channel 9". 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  7. ^ [1] Archived December 21, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Editorial Board - ACM Queue". Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  9. ^ "Free Online Courses From Top Universities". Coursera. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  10. ^ "Introduction to Functional Programming". edX. Retrieved 2015-09-14. 

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