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Robert Griesemer

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Robert Griesemer
Born1964 (age 59–60)
OccupationSoftware engineer
Known forGo

Robert Griesemer (born 1964) is a Swiss computer scientist. He is best known for his work on the Go programming language. Prior to Go, he worked on Google's V8 JavaScript engine, the Sawzall language, the Java HotSpot virtual machine, and the Strongtalk system.[1][2][3][4]


Robert Griesemer studied at the ETH Zurich, where he did his doctorate under the supervision of Hanspeter Mössenböck and Niklaus Wirth on the subject of a programming language for vector computers. He works at Google.[5]


  • Robert Griesemer, Srdjan Mitrovic, A Compiler for the Java HotSpot Virtual Machine, The School of Niklaus Wirth (2000), pp. 133–152
  • Tushar Deepak Chandra, Robert Griesemer, Joshua Redstone, Paxos Made Live - An Engineering Perspective (2006 Invited Talk), Proceedings of the 26th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, ACM press (2007)


  • Interpreting functions utilizing a hybrid of virtual and native machine instructions
  • Method and apparatus for dynamically optimizing byte-coded programs
  • Apparatus and method for uniformly performing comparison operations on long word operands[6]

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  1. ^ "Robert Griesemer | Speakers | Channel 9". channel9.msdn.com.
  2. ^ Rob Pike, Sean Dorward, Robert Griesemer, Sean Quinlan. Interpreting the Data: Parallel Analysis with Sawzall
  3. ^ "E2E: Erik Meijer and Robert Griesemer – Going Go". Channel 9. Microsoft. May 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - The Go Programming Language". golang.org.
  5. ^ "A programming language for vector computers" (PDF). www.research-collection.ethz.ch. 1993. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  6. ^ "Robert Griesemer Inventions, Patents and Patent Applications - Justia Patents Search". patents.justia.com.

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