I’m Simon, and I’m currently a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism at the University of Edinburgh.

I’m currently working with session types on the ABCD project, supervised by Sam Lindley and Philip Wadler. More generally, my research interests include programming languages, session types, dependent types, and functional programming. I am looking at interesting language features and abstractions to make it easier to write programs in functional languages with session types, mainly in the context of the Links programming language.

In the past, I have worked at IntelliFactory, and graduated from the University of St Andrews.


Feel free to get in touch: you can reach me at simon.fowler -at- ed.ac.uk or simon -at- simonjf.com.

Recent Blog Posts


Conference and Workshop Papers

Dissertations and Project Reports

  • Monitoring Erlang/OTP Applications using Multiparty Session Types. MSc by Research Thesis, University of Edinburgh; 2015.
    • A framework for monitoring communication in Erlang applications, using multiparty session types, including discussions of encapsulating communication patterns, and detecting and handling failures.
  • Verified Networking using Dependent Types. BSc Project Report, University of St Andrews; 2014.
    • Using the Idris resource-dependent algebraic effects language, FFI, and DSL functionality to allow the safe use of networking libraries. Oh, and dependently-typed networked Pong.