I can dream up schemes
when I'm sitting in my seat;
I don't see any flaws
till I get to my feet.
    - S. Copeland

Olin Shivers

Room 318
College of Computer and Information Science WVH-202
Northeastern University
Boston, Mass. 02115
+1 617 373.31.46 (voice)

I'm an associate professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. My research interests are programming languages, compilers, and systems.

Before I came to Northeastern, I was a research scientist at MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. At MIT, my students chose me after reading a little thumbnail bio published by the undergraduate office. But you can see the original, pre-censored version that I mailed in.

At Northeastern, I teach Fundamentals of Computer Science 1 (CS U211) in the Fall, and Compilers (CS U4410/G4410) in the Spring.

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    I ran the Express project at the AI Lab.

    A lot of people have been kinda worried about me ever since I published the scsh manual back in 1993, but I'm feeling a lot better, really.

    There is no Scheme underground; it's all just rumour and hearsay.

    Please get lost.

    I do have hobbies.

    Don't let your fascination with technology cause you to neglect the spiritual issues.

    My Scheme network code is available. The package runs in scsh, and includes a complete, extensible HTTP server.

    Planning to write a doctoral dissertation? Save me from repeating my standard advice on the subject, and read it instead.

    I organised the ICFP'98 Functional Programming Contest, with Marc Feeley.

    Stop asking me where I buy my coffee.

    Olin Shivers / shivers at ccs dot neu dot edu