On August 23rd and 24th, Northeastern University hosted a special Symposium in celebration of Dr. Mitchell Wand‘s 60th birthday and honoring his pioneering work in the field of programming languages. For over 30 years Mitch has made important contributions to many areas of programming languages, including semantics, continuations, type theory, hygienic macros, compiler correctness, static analysis and formal verification.
After receiving his PhD from MIT in 1973, Mitch taught at Indiana University where he and colleague Daniel P. Friedman wrote the first edition of their seminal text, Essentials of Programming Languages. Described by a reviewer as “so influential that the initials EOPL are a widely understood shorthand,” the text is now in its third edition from MIT Press. Mitch joined the faculty of Northeastern University in 1985 and has been a leader in the College of Computer and Information Science. In 2007, Mitch was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
The program of the Symposium consisted of 19 presentations of original research as well as two keystone talks, celebrating this personal milestone and paying tribute to a great computer scientist, researcher, teacher and colleague, Dr. Mitchell (Mitch) Wand.
August 1, 2009 – Registration deadline
August 22, 2009 – Scheme Workshop
August 23 – 24, 2009 – Symposium in Honor of Mitchell Wand