R. Kent Dybvig
R. Kent Dybvig is a professor of Computer Science at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. His research focuses on programming languages, and he is the principal developer of the optimizing Chez Scheme compiler and run-time system which were initially released in 1985. Together with Daniel P. Friedman, he has long advocated the use of the Scheme language in teaching computer science. He is now professor emeritus, having retired from IU to join Cisco in 2011.
For his contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology, in particular his design and development of Chez Scheme, the ACM named Dybvig a Distinguished Engineer in 2006, the first year the association awarded distinguished ranks.
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