Stefan Karpinski

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Stefan Karpinski
Alma materHarvard
Known forJulia (programming language)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science, Mathematics

Stefan Karpinski is an American computer scientist known for being a co-creator of the Julia programming language.[1][2][3][4] He is an alumnus of Harvard and works at Julia Computing, which he co-founded with Julia co-creators, Alan Edelman, Jeff Bezanson, Viral B. Shah as well as Keno Fischer and Deepak Vinchhi.[5][6][7]

He received a B.A. in mathematics from Harvard in 2000,[8] and has completed much of the work on a PhD in computer science from UCSB with research on modeling local area network traffic. He is one of the four main authors of core academic papers on Julia.[9][10] He speaks regularly on Julia at industry events on scientific computing, programming languages, and data science.[7][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

In 2006, Karpinski participated in the Subway Challenge,[19] holding for some time the Guinness World Record for the fastest transit stopping at all NYC subway stations.


In 2019, Stefan Karpinski was awarded the J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software with Jeff Bezanson and Viral B. Shah for their work on the Julia programming language.[20]

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  1. ^ Bryant, Avi (October 15, 2012). "Matlab, R, and Julia: Languages for data analysis". O'Reilly Strata. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013.
  2. ^ Krill, Paul (April 18, 2012). "New Julia language seeks to be the C for scientists". InfoWorld.
  3. ^ Finley, Klint (February 3, 2014). "Out in the Open: Man Creates One Programming Language to Rule Them All". Wired.
  4. ^ Gibbs, Mark (January 9, 2013). "Pure and Julia are cool languages worth checking out". Network World (column). Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Why the creators of the Julia programming language just launched a startup". VentureBeat. May 18, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Julia founders create new startup to take language commercial | ETtech". The Economic Times. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "ODSC East 2016 | Stefan Karpinski - "Solving the Two Language Problem"". Open Data Science. May 26, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  8. ^ Karpinski, Stefan. "Resume". Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  9. ^ Bezanson, Jeffrey; Edelman, Alan; Karpinski, Stefan; Shah, Viral (2014). "Julia: A Fresh Approach to Numerical Computing". arXiv:1411.1607 [cs.MS].
  10. ^ Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, Viral Shah, Alan Edelman et al. "Research". Retrieved December 20, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Julia (Channel 9)". Channel 9. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  12. ^ Erlang Solutions (January 17, 2014), Stefan Karpinski - Julia: Fast Performance, Distributed Computing & Multiple Dispatch, retrieved June 20, 2016
  13. ^ Karpinski, Stefan. "Julia + Python = ♥". Pydate. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  14. ^ Bezanson, Jeff; Karpinski, Stefan. "Julia and Python: a dynamic duo for scientific computing". YouTube. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  15. ^ "Julia: to Lisp or not to Lisp?". European Lisp Symposium. May 30, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  16. ^ "PolyConf 15: Julia a fast dynamic language for technical computing / Stefan Karpinski". July 11, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  17. ^ "What's New and Exciting in Julia - Stefan Karpinski". Vimeo. November 20, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  18. ^ "Jeff Bezanson & Stefan Karpinski - Julia: Numerical Applications Pushing Limits of Language Design". Curry On!. August 3, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  19. ^ Tomasko, Felicia (January 8, 2007). "UCSB Grad Student Sets NY Subway Record". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  20. ^ "Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, and Viral B. Shah - James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software". Retrieved September 16, 2019.