About me

I am an Associate Professor (Reader) in the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. I am a member of the dependable systems group. This is my personal homepage. My business page is here and my Pure profile is here.


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. You can find my record on ORCID here.


SICSA MultiCore Challenge

I have been 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 has hosted 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):

  • 26th International Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming (TFP 2025), Oxford, UK, 14th-16th Jan 2025.


List of my current MSc and BSc Honours Projects. See also this the CS Project System for a complete list of all projects

Information for MEng Software Engineering Students.


Office Hours

Unless arranged otherwise, I can be contacted in my office: Wed 4:00-5:00pm.

My on-campus presence days this term are Monday to Wednesday.


My Office Address:

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

Room: G51
Tel.: +44 131 451 3421 ☎
Fax:  +44 131 451 3327
Skype:  hwloidl
URL:    http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~hwloidl

Primary Email: h . w . loidl | at | hw PUNKT ac PUNKT uk
Secondary Email: h . w . loidl . hwu | at | gmail PUNKT com

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


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