Jens Palsberg is a Professor and former Department Chair of Computer Science at
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
His research interests span the areas of compilers, embedded systems,
programming languages, software engineering, and information security.
He is the chair of ACM SIGPLAN,
a member of the editorial board of Information and Computation, and
a former editor-in-chief of
ACM Transactions of Programming Languages and Systems.
He is also a former conference program chair of
ACM Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL),
Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis
of Systems (TACAS), and
the Static Analysis Symposium (SAS).
In 2012 he received the ACM SIGPLAN Distinguished Service Award.
Jens Palsberg received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University
of Aarhus, Denmark in 1992.
In 1992-1996 he was a visiting scientist at various institutions,
including MIT. In 1996-2002 he was an Associate Professor and, in 2002-2003,
Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University,
after which he moved to UCLA.
He has authored over
80 technical papers, co-authored the book Object-Oriented Type Systems, and
co-authored the 2002 revision of Appel's textbook on Modern Compiler
Implementation in Java. He is the recipient of National Science Foundation
CAREER and ITR awards, a Purdue University Faculty Scholar award,
an IBM Faculty Award, and an Okawa Foundation research award.
His research has also been supported by
DARPA, Intel, and British Telecom.
He has served
as associate head of computer science at Purdue University,
as the general chair of POPL and
International Workshop on Model Checking of Software (SPIN),
as the conference chair of
the IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS), and
as the vice chair of ACM SIGBED, Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems.