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Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
318 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Olin Shivers, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Programming Languages
  • Systems and Networking
  • Compilers


  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS, Yale University


Olin Shivers’ principal research interests include: the construction of robust, complex software artifacts and the design of tools that assist programmers in this task; the interaction between systems and programming languages, primarily higher-order typed languages; the design and analysis of programming languages; and compilers.

Before coming to Northeastern, Professor Shivers was a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a founder and CTO of the Smartleaf Corporation, and a faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology.