Mik Kersten

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Mik Kersten
Born Warsaw, Poland
Residence Vancouver, Canada
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Tasktop Technologies, Xerox PARC
Alma mater University of British Columbia
Doctoral advisor Gail C. Murphy
Known for created Task-Focused Interface and Mylyn, major contributor to AspectJ and Aspect-Oriented Programming, Eclipse (software)
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.[1][2] Kersten invented the Task-Focused Interface technology underlying Mylyn while working on his PhD at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.[1][3][4] While completing his PhD, Kersten and his PhD supervisor, Gail C. Murphy, founded Tasktop Technologies, which provides productivity software built on the Mylyn technology.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Kersten develops Mylar". 2008. Retrieved 25 Sep 2008. 
  2. ^ "Kersten Leads Mylar". 2008. Retrieved 25 Sep 2008. 
  3. ^ "Tasktop Team". 2008. Retrieved 25 Sep 2008. 
  4. ^ "Mik Kersten Thesis" (PDF). 2008. Retrieved 25 Sep 2008. 
  5. ^ "Tasktop About". 2008. Retrieved 25 Sep 2008. 

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