Edward Z. Yang

Research Engineer, Facebook AI Research
PhD, Stanford University 2017
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2012
RésuméCurriculum VitaeScholar

I'm currently working at Facebook NY, thinking about the intersection of programming languages and machine learning. I'm also primarily responsible for the implementation in GHC of Backpack, a new mix-in module system for Haskell.

(I use a ThinkPad X61 Tablet. Find me on freenode as ezyang, or on Strava, Stack Overflow, Wikipedia, Tripit, Reddit, LinkedIn, Mendeley.)

Recent publications and pre-prints


CS242 Programming Languages
Basic concepts and design tradeoffs related to programming languages. The first half of the course focuses on functions, types, scope, storage management, exceptions, and continuations. The second half covers object-oriented features and concurrency. Concludes with a few special-topics in programming languages. I was awarded distinction in teaching for this class.

Some projects I'm associated with...

GHC a compiler for the functional language Haskell
Cabal a build system and package manager for Haskell
HTML Purifier a standards compliant HTML filter
Metro Maps
of the News
a visual metaphor for interconnected story lines
(joint work with Dafna Shahaf, Russell Chou and Jacob Jensen)
hp/D3.js an interactive GHC heap profile pastebin
Logitext an interactive textbook for teaching the sequent calculus
COWL a confinement system for the web
Wizard a distributed autoinstall management system
CSRF Magic automatic protection against Cross-Site Request Forgery
Monad.Reader a magazine about all things Haskell
(I’m editor: send me a note if you want to write something!)