Andrei Alexandrescu

Andrei Alexandrescu
Research Scientist, Facebook

Website | @incomputable

Andrei Alexandrescu is a Research Scientist at Facebook and coined the colloquial term "modern C++ ", used today to describe a collection of important C++ styles and idioms. His eponymous book on the topic, Modern C++ Design (Addison-Wesley, 2001), revolutionized C++ programming and
produced a lasting influence not only on subsequent work on C++, but also on other languages and systems. With Herb Sutter, Andrei is also the
coauthor of C++ Coding Standards (Addison-Wesley, 2004).

Through Andrei’s varied work on libraries and applications, as well as his research in
machine learning and natural language processing, he has garnered a solid reputation in both industrial and academic circles. Andrei has also been
the key designer of many important features of the D programming language and has authored a large part of D’s standard library, positioning him to
write an authoritative book on the new language, appropriately entitled The D Programming Language (Addison-Wesley, 2010).

Andrei holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a BS in Electrical Engineering from University “Politehnica” Bucharest.


Location: Portland 256 Level: Expert
Andrei Alexandrescu (Facebook)
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The promises of generic programming – ultimate reuse, unprecedented flexibility, and low abstraction penalties - have been difficult to fulfill. This talk explores how a few difficult generic programming tasks can be realized in the D programming language. Read more.


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