Kostis SagonasHiPE compiler writer and tool developer
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Kostis Sagonas is an academic who has been involved in the development of the Erlang language and its implementation since 1999. At Uppsala University, he has led the development team of the HiPE native code compiler. Together with his students he has contributed directly to various changes and additions to the Erlang language (e.g., bit-level pattern matching and bit-stream comprehensions, type and spec declarations, etc.) its libraries and runtime system support for concurrency. A hacker at heart, he has created widely used software development tools for Erlang, like dialyzer which by now has located literally thousands of bugs and software defects in Erlang programs. At NTUA in Athens, he has turned his obsession for clean designs and programs into yet another slick software tool for Erlang, called tidier, whose details are going to be unveiled for the first time at the Erlang Factory.