Paul Hudak

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Paul Hudak
Paul Hudak in 2013.jpg
Paul Hudak in 2013
Paul Raymond Hudak

(1952-07-15)July 15, 1952[1]
DiedApril 29, 2015(2015-04-29) (aged 62)
Resting placeGrove Street Cemetery[2]
Alma mater
OccupationComputer scientist
Known forco-designing the Haskell programming language[3]
SpouseCathy Van Dyke
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
ThesisObject and Task Reclamation in Distributed Applicative Processing Systems (1982)
Doctoral advisorRobert M. Keller[8]
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 Haskell programming language, as well as 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.[2][9]


  1. ^ a b c d "Curriculum Vita: Paul R. Hudak" (PDF). Yale University. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Paul Hudak Obituary". New Haven Register. May 1, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Hudak, Paul; Hughes, John; Jones, Simon Peyton; Wadler, Philip (2007). "A history of Haskell: being lazy with class" (PDF). Proceedings of the Third ACM SIGPLAN Conference on History of Programming Languages. ACM: 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.
  4. ^ "Presidential Young Investigator Award: Semantic Analysis in Support of Parallel Computation". National Science Foundation. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "ACM Fellows: Paul Hudak, 2003". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "ACM SIGPLAN: Most Influential ICFP Paper Award". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "The SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c Paul Hudak at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  9. ^ "In memoriam: Paul Hudak, computer scientist and Saybrook College master". Yale University. 2015-04-30. Retrieved 30 April 2015.

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