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Philip Wadler

Professor Philip Wadler

Research Fellow


University of Edinburgh

Research summary

My current work is centred on three ways in which to make programming easier: programming languages for web applications, integration of databases with general programming languages, and integration of statically and dynamically typed programming languages. Research on building forms for the web led to the design of a feature called 'Formlets', which is now offered in commercial products from Intellifactory and Tupil. Research on integrating databases with programming languages has become increasingly important because it is part of the 'LINQ' (Language Integrated Query) family of programming features offered by Microsoft. More generally, computer programs form an increasingly important part of the economy, and any ways (including the ones I study) of making programs easier to write and more reliable will have a significant impact on the economy.

Grants awarded

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: Oct 2004 - Sep 2009

Value: £125,000

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