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, web programming, and data management. I'm currently working on language-integrated query for temporal data.
Previously, I was a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism at the University of Edinburgh, supervised by Sam Lindley and Philip Wadler. I've worked at OCaml Labs and IntelliFactory.
Feel free to get in touch: you can reach me at simon.fowler -at- ed.ac.uk or simon -at- simonjf.com.
Please note that while I am happy to act as an external reviewer for papers matching my research interests, I will only do so if I'm able to participate in the discussion after submitting my review.
- (11th February 2020): Language-Integrated Updatable Views, with Rudi Horn and James Cheney, has been accepted for the IFL 2019 post-proceedings! Draft available soon.
- (11th February 2020): I will be serving on the ICE 2020 programme committee. Please consider submitting a paper!
- (24th October 2019): Delighted to have been chosen as an OOPSLA AEC Distinguished Reviewer!
- (7th October 2019): With Andrea Stocco, I will be co-chairing the ProWeb 2020 workshop, co-located with the <Programming> conference. Deadline 22nd January. Please consider submitting!
- 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
Comments on drafts are always very welcome!
- ICE 2020 (Programme Committee)
- ProWeb 2020 (Co-chair)
- ICE 2019 (Programme Committee)
- OOPSLA 2019 (Artifact Evaluation Committee) (Distinguished reviewer award)
- 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)