Matthias Felleisen interview: Overview

Matthias Felleisen

On a separate page: Selected quotes from this interview

Brief background

Matthias Felleisen is a computer scientist noted for his contributions to programming language semantics research in the area of functional programming languages and for applying that research to undergraduate and pre-college education through his ProgramByDesign Project, (begun at Rice University in 1995 as the TeachScheme Project). He currently holds the Trustee Professorship in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Matthias Felleisen was elected an ACM Fellow in 2006, received the ACM Karl Karlstrom Distinguished Educator Award in 2009 and the ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education in 2011. His publication portfolio includes hundreds of professional articles and presentations as well as an array of books on functional programming languages.

Interview materials

This section includes the audio and transcript of the interview with Matthias Felleisen, conducted on March 10, 2011 in Dallas, Texas by Barbara Boucher Owens.

Audio of interview [1 hour 16 minutes]

PDF interview transcript
[24 pages, 1027 transcribed lines of text]

Other information about Matthias Felleisen

Video clip: Path to collaborating on “The Little LISPer”

  • Recorded March 2011
  • About 1 minute 35 seconds; PDF transcript of video clip is located further down under the video
  • This video clip is also available on CEOHP’s YouTube channel