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Paul Hudak

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Paul Hudak
Paul Hudak in 2013
Paul Raymond Hudak

(1952-07-15)July 15, 1952[1]
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
DiedApril 29, 2015(2015-04-29) (aged 62)
Resting placeGrove Street Cemetery[7]
OccupationComputer scientist
Known forco-designing the programming language Haskell[8]
SpouseCathy Van Dyke
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
ThesisObject and Task Reclamation in Distributed Applicative Processing Systems (1982)
Doctoral advisorRobert M. Keller[6]
Doctoral students
Other notable studentsMartin Odersky[1]

Paul Raymond Hudak (July 15, 1952 – April 29, 2015) was an American musician and professor of computer science at Yale University who was best known for his involvement in the design of the programming language Haskell, and for several textbooks on Haskell and computer music. He was a chair of the department, and was also master of Saybrook College. He died on April 29, 2015, of leukemia.[7][9]


  1. ^ a b c d "Curriculum Vita: Paul R. Hudak" (PDF). Yale University. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Presidential Young Investigator Award: Semantic Analysis in Support of Parallel Computation". National Science Foundation. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "ACM Fellows: Paul Hudak, 2003". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "ACM SIGPLAN: Most Influential ICFP Paper Award". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "The SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Paul Hudak at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  7. ^ a b "Paul Hudak Obituary". New Haven Register. May 1, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  8. ^ Hudak, Paul; Hughes, John; Peyton Jones, Simon; Wadler, Philip (2007). "A history of Haskell". Proceedings of the third ACM SIGPLAN conference on History of programming languages (PDF). ACM. pp. 12–1–12–55. doi:10.1145/1238844.1238856. ISBN 978-1-59593-766-7. S2CID 52847907. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  9. ^ "In memoriam: Paul Hudak, computer scientist and Saybrook College master". Yale University. 2015-04-30. Retrieved 30 April 2015.

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