Antony Hosking is Professor of Computer Science at the Australian National University, and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette (on leave from 2015). He received a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 1985, and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, in 1987. He continued his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, receiving a PhD in Computer Science in 1995.He was named a Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2012, a member of AITO in 2013, and is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He regularly serves on programme and steering committees of major conferences, mostly focused on programming language design and implementation.
MSc, University of Waikato, New Zealand, 1986
BSc, University of Adelaide, Australia, 1985
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1995
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
His work is in the area of programming language design and implementation, with specific interests in database and persistent programming languages, object-oriented database systems, dynamic memory management, compiler optimisations, and architectural support for programming languages and applications.
He is married, with five children. When the opportunity arises, he most enjoys sitting somewhere behind the bowler’s arm on the first day of any Test match at the Adelaide Oval.