|Residence||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Alma mater||University of British Columbia|
|Known for||created Task-Focused Interface and Mylyn, major contributor to AspectJ and Aspect-Oriented Programming, Eclipse (software)|
|Institutions||Tasktop Technologies, Xerox PARC|
|Doctoral advisor||Gail C. Murphy|
|Influences||Gail C. Murphy, Gregor Kiczales, Charles Simonyi, Jim Hugunin Rod Johnson (programmer)|
Mik Kersten is a Canadian computer specialist who created and leads the open-source Eclipse Mylyn project. Kersten invented the Task-Focused Interface technology underlying Mylyn while working on his PhD at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. While completing his PhD, Kersten and his PhD supervisor, Gail C. Murphy, founded Tasktop Technologies, which provides productivity software built on the Mylyn technology.
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