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 is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CAREER award, three Excellence in Teaching awards from the Cornell College of Engineering (Abraham T. C. Wong '72, James and Mary Tien, and Fred and Dorothy Chau M.S.'74), a George M. Sprowls award for outstanding Ph.D. thesis from MIT, the Cornell Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, the SIGPLAN 2009 Most Influential POPL Paper award for a paper in POPL 1999, and Best/Distinguished Paper awards for papers in SOSP 2001, SOSP 2007, CIDR 2013, PLDI 2013, PLDI 2015, and IEEE Security and Privacy 2021.

Myers is the current Editor-in-Chief for ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS) and past co-EiC for the Journal of Computer Security. 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 is the general chair for POPL 2023.