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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 a 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 in the Fall.

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    Please get lost.

    I do have hobbies.

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

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

    Olin Shivers / shivers at ccs dot neu dot edu