Erik Meijer (born April 18, 1963) is a Dutch computer scientist who was a software architect for Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio and the .NET Framework from 2000 to early 2013. Erik has also worked within Microsoft Research. He was previously a professor at Utrecht University. He received his Ph.D from Nijmegen University in 1992.

Meijer's research has included the areas of functional programming (particularly Haskell), compiler implementation, parsing, programming language design, XML, and foreign function interfaces.

His work also includes LINQ and Volta.

Meijer lived in the Netherlands Antilles until the age 14 when his father retired from his current job and the family moved back to the Netherlands [1].

On Christmas 2014 Erik Meijer was diagnosed with Chronic myelogenous leukemia and suffered a close to death experience for which he was hospitalized.

In October 2015 Erik Meijer joined Facebook.

He teaches a course on the MOOC provider Coursera, called Principles of Reactive Programming,[10] and a course on edX called Introduction to Functional Programming.



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