Dutch professor of computer science who contributed to the development of the Orca programming language.
He got his engineering degree from the Delft University of Technology and became a PhD student at Vrije Universiteit, where he later became a professor.
He published three influential books on computer science: Programming Distributed Systems, Programming Language Essentials, and Modern Compiler Design.
He was born in the Netherlands, but did postdoctoral work in the United States and England before returning to Amsterdam.
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