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Alejandro Russo on "Two Can Keep a Secret, If One of Them Uses Haskell"

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Alejandro Russo will give a talk on the paper "Two Can Keep a Secret, If One of Them Uses Haskell" authored by him!

Alejandro Russo is an associate professor at Chalmers University of Technology working on the intersection of functional languages, security, and systems. He is the recipient of a Google Research Awards and several grants from the Swedish research agencies Vetenskapsrådet, STINT, and Barbro Osher foundation. Internationally, Prof. Russo worked on prestigious research institutions like Stanford University, where he was appointed visiting associate professor. His research ranges from foundational aspects of security to developing tools to secure software written in Haskell, Python, and JavaScript. ( ).

The paper presents a monadic API in Haskell which takes advantage of the type system to protect confidentiality of data. Since the API utilizes the type system of Haskell, it guarantees confidentially of data during compile time itself! It is very interesting to see how the information flow in the system is restricted even in the presence of computation with side-effects. You can read the paper online here:

We're very glad to have Alejandro give us a talk. Don't miss out! :)

About this event:

• This is a cross-meetup event, which we're doing along with the functional programming lovers at Got.Lambda ( (the Göteborg Functional programming group)!

• Starting at 18:00, there will be a 45 min talk followed by a discussion (ranging from 15 to 30 minutes) where Alejandro will take questions.

• As always, we expect you to read the paper before attending!

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