Functional Programming North-East


location Maybrook House | 6 PM-8 PM Tuesday 08 January 2019 (GMT)

Functional graph processing

Are you tired of fiddling with sets of vertices and edges when working with graphs? Would you like to have a simple algebraic data type for representing graphs and manipulating them using familiar functional programming abstractions? In this talk and live programming session, we will learn a new way of thinking about graphs and a new approach to working with graphs in a functional programming language like Haskell. The ideas presented in the talk are implemented in the Alga library: https://github.com/snowleopard/alga. I hope that after this session you will be able to implement a new algebraic graph library in your favourite programming language in an hour.

Andrey Mokhov is a senior lecturer in computer engineering at Newcastle University (UK), and a Royal Society Industry Fellow. Andrey is interested in applying abstract mathematics and functional programming to industrial engineering problems. In 2015 he was a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge redesigning the build system of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler; this project is currently continued as part of a 4-year Royal Society research fellowship dedicated to studying build systems in general.

Speakers

Sponsors

  • Opencast Software

    We are an independent technology company, specialising in building and running the systems that organisations count on to deliver their core services.

Hosts

  • David Sarginson

    Functional programmer, husband, father and skeptic (although not necessarily in that order)

Location

Maybrook House

Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE, UK

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