I’m currently a Research Software Engineer on the Skye Project at the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, working with James Cheney. My research interests centre around typed functional programming languages, in particular functional approaches to concurrency and web programming.
Up until the end of 2018, I was a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism at the University of Edinburgh. My PhD thesis concentrates on typed, communication-centric functional programming languages. Part of my PhD involved working with session types on the ABCD project, supervised by Sam Lindley and Philip Wadler.
Previously, I was an intern at OCaml Labs where I compiled WebAssembly to the OCaml Backend. Before that, I was an intern at IntelliFactory, where I worked on WebSharper UI. I did my MSc by Research at the University of Edinburgh, and my BSc at 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.
- (12th March 2019): I passed my PhD viva! Thesis will be uploaded once I have made some final edits.
- (5th March 2019): I will be serving on the ICE 2019 programme committee. Please consider submitting a paper!
- (21st January 2019): I will be serving on the OOPSLA 2019 Artifact Evaluation Committee.
- (4th January 2019): New job! I’ll be starting as a Research Software Engineer on the Skye project.
- My First Artifact: An author’s perspective on the POPL’19 Artifact Evaluation process
cmm_of_wasm: From WebAssembly to Native Code via the OCaml Backend
- Session types in programming languages—a collection of implementations
- Fowler, S., Lindley, S., Morris, J. G., and Decova, S. Exceptional Asynchronous Session Types: Session Types without Tiers. PACMPL 3(POPL), 2019.
- Fowler, S., Lindley, S., and Wadler, P. Mixing Metaphors: Actors as Channels and Channels as Actors. ECOOP 2017.
- Fowler, S. An Erlang Implementation of Multiparty Session Actors. ICE 2016.
- Fowler, S., Denuziere, L., Granicz, A. Reactive Single-Page Applications with Dynamic Dataflow. PADL 2015.
- Fowler, S. and Brady, E. Dependent Types for Safe and Secure Web Programming. IFL 2013.
Theses and Project Reports
Monitoring Erlang/OTP Applications using Multiparty Session Types. MSc by Research Thesis, University of Edinburgh; 2015.
Verified Networking using Dependent Types. BSc Project Report, University of St Andrews; 2014.
- ICE 2019 (Programme Committee)
- OOPSLA 2019 (Artifact Evaluation Committee)
- PLACES 2019 (Programme Committee)
- Scottish Programming Languages Seminar (SPLS), 11th October 2017 (co-organised with Craig McLaughlin)
- Scottish Programming Languages Seminar (SPLS), 21st October 2015 (co-organised with Sam Lindley and James McKinna)