Peter Sestoft (photo by Agnete

Peter Sestoft

I'm professor and head of the Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, where my interests include functional and managed object-oriented programming languages and their implementation, program transformation, program specification, software development, and bioinformatics. See also my CV.

My programs and systems

My books, papers and so on

What am I doing


I'm a graduate of computer science and mathematics (MSc 1988, PhD 1991) from the University of Copenhagen computer science department DIKU, more precisely the programming language group TOPPS. From 1992 to 1994 I was at the Department of Information Technology at the Technical University of Denmark, and from 1995 to 2007 at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, and also at the IT University of Copenhagen since its creation in 1999. From October 1994 to June 1995 I visited AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA. From October to December 2001 I visited Microsoft Research, Cambridge UK. From March to July 2009 I visited Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


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Office: IT University of Copenhagen, Room 4F11, Emil Holms Kanal 20
Main address: Rued Langgaards Vej 7, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.
Tel: +45 7218 5083. Fax: +45 7218 5001.

Peter Sestoft 1995, 2023-03-29