Philipp Haller

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Philipp Haller has been a member of the Scala team since 2006. His research at EPFL on concurrent programming with race-free actors in Scala has been published in leading conferences, winning a best paper award. He is the creator of Scala's first act

Philipp Haller is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is co-author of Scala's async/await extension for asynchronous programming, and one of the lead designers of Scala's futures library. Main author of the book "Actors in Scala," he created Scala's first widely-used actor library. Dr. Haller was part of the team that received the ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award in 2019 for the development of the Scala programming language. He is also one of the founders of the Software Development Academy at KTH, a 3-month accelerated training program in software development, which was selected finalist for the Tech Skills and Talent Award of IDG Tech Awards Sweden in 2022. Dr. Haller received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from EPFL, Switzerland, in 2010 and a Diplom-Informatiker degree from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 2006.

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