Andrew Myers: Short Biography

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Andrew Myers is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1999, advised by Barbara Liskov.

His research interests include computer security, programming languages, and distributed and persistent programming systems. His work on computer security has focused on practical, sound, expressive languages and systems for enforcing information security. The Jif programming language makes it possible to write programs which the compiler ensures are secure, and the Fabric system extends this approach to distributed programming. The Polyglot extensible compiler framework has been widely used for programming language research.

Myers is an ACM Fellow. He has received awards for papers appearing in POPL'99, SOSP'01, SOSP'07, CIDR'13, PLDI'13, PLDI'15, Oakland'21, and CCS'23.

Myers is past current Editor-in-Chief for ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS) and past co-EiC for the Journal of Computer Security. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI/SWS). He has also served as program chair or co-chair for a few conferences: ACM POPL 2018, ACM CCS 2016, POST 2014, IEEE CSF 2010, and IEEE S&P 2009. He was the general chair for POPL 2023.