About me

I am a lecturer in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. I am a member of the dependable systems group.


My research interests cover programming languages, parallel computation, foundations of programming, and symbolic computation. My focus area is the implementation of parallel functional languages. For more detail, see my page on research interests and vision or my biography.

Most of my publications are available on-line. My bibliographic data is also on Google Scholar and on DBLP.


SICSA MultiCore Challenge

I am coordinating the SICSA MultiCore Challenge an effort in comparing different languages/systems for parallel computation on (networks of) multi-cores, by implementing several benchmarks applications.

Heriot-Watt University is hosting the 2nd International Summer School on Advances in Programming Languages, 19th-22nd August, 2014.

Upcoming Events

Consider submitting to one of these upcoming events (see also these past events):

  • PLACES'14 Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency and communication-cEntric Software, April 2014, Grenoble, France (Workshop affiliated with ETAPS'14)
  • TFP'14 The Fifteenth Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming will be held in Soesterberg, the Netherlands, May 26-28, 2014
  • SBLP 2014 Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages, Maceio, Brazil, September 28th to October 3rd, 2014. (A member of CBSoft joint conference)


List of current MSc and BSc Honours Projects.

I do run a Linux Introduction, mainly for MSc students, at the beginning of each academic year (see this lab sheet).

Courses (see this page on courses at Heriot-Watt):

Office Hours

Unless arranged otherwise, I can be contacted in my office, Thursday 2:15-3:15pm.


My Office Address:

School of Mathematical and
Computer Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University,
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Scotland, U.K.

Room: G48
Tel.: +44 131 451 3421
Fax:  +44 131 451 3327
Skype:  hwloidl
URL:    http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~hwloidl
Email: h w l o i d l | at | macs PUNKT hw PUNKT ac PNKT uk

Heriot-Watt Riccarton Campus Map or HWU map with directions.


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