Nate Foster

Nate Foster

Office: 432 Gates Hall
Phone: (607) 255-5210
Email: jnfoster[at]cs.cornell.edu

Nate Foster is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. The goal of his research is to develop languages and tools that make it easy for programmers to build secure and reliable systems. His current work focuses on the design and implementation of languages for programming software-defined networks. In the past he has also worked on bidirectional languages (also known as "lenses"), database query languages, data provenance, type systems, mechanized proof, and formal semantics. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University, and a BA in Computer Science from Williams College. His awards include a Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, a Most Influential POPL Paper Award, a Tien '72 Teaching Award, a Google Research Award, a Yahoo! Academic Career Enhancement Award, a Cornell Engineering Resarch Excellence Award, and the Morris and Dorothy Rubinoff Award.

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