John Hughes (computer scientist)

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John Hughes

R. John M. Hughes (born July 15, 1958) is a Swedish computer scientist and professor in the department of Computing Science at the Chalmers University of Technology.

Hughes received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 1984 for the thesis "The Design and Implementation of Programming Languages".

He is a member of the Functional Programming group at Chalmers, and much of his research relates to the Haskell programming language. He does research in the field of programming languages and is the author of several influential research papers on the subject, including "Why Functional Programming Matters".[1]

He is also one of the developers of QuickCheck, and cofounder and CEO of QuviQ, which provides the QuickCheck software and offers classes in how to use it.


  1. ^ Hughes, John (1989). "Why Functional Programming Matters". Computer Journal. 32 (2): 98–107. doi:10.1093/comjnl/32.2.98. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 

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