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I am currently off work, probably until sometime in March.


Interested in applying for a PhD or Internship?

From Data Types to Session Types: A Basis for Concurrency and Distribution, an EPSRC Programme Grant, joint with Simon Gay, Glasgow, and Nobuko Yoshida, Imperial.

TypeScript: The Next Generation funded by a Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism, studentships available for cohort starting September 2015.



For details see my vita or short biography.

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Bibliography at DBLP and Edinburgh Research Explorer.


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Unusual applications

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Jewish calendar

A request: please avoid scheduling events on Shabbat, Rosh Hasanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Chanukkah, Purim, and Passover. Holiday dates for the next five years. I am a member of Sukkat Shalom, the Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, and Scottish Jews for a Just Peace.



I am married to Catherine Lyons and the father of Adam and Leora.
A wedding photo Leora and Adam at one month Leora and Adam at five years Leora and Adam at eight years

Warner M. Van Norden, President of the Van Horden Trust Company and head of Van Norden's Magazine, told over again in the Jefferson Market Police Court yesterday how $28,000 was abstracted from his wallet last Wednesday night after he had casually met May Williams and Bessie Roberts, alias Kittie Dowdell, in East Thirty-third Street, a short distance from the Waldorf-Astoria. — New York Times, 27 January 1910.

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Philip Wadler
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Edinburgh EH8 9AB
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