Jim Miller, a partner architect at Microsoft, will be the featured guest in the next installment of the Dean’s Lecture Series, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology’s B. Thomas Golisano of Computing and Information Sciences.
Miller will present What’s in a Compiler? at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, in the Golisano College auditorium on the RIT campus. The free, public event will be followed by a reception.
A compiler takes a computer program written in one language and translates it to another language typically for execution on a computer. Miller will give a light-hearted lecture at how compiler technology has evolved into the integrated development environments of today and how we can predict the next great computing breakthrough.
Miller is the partner architect on Microsoft’s Developer Frameworks and Common Language Runtime Teams. He holds a doctorate in computer science from MIT and was a member of the faculty at Brandeis University as well as on the research staff at MIT. Before joining Microsoft, he was on the senior management team of the Worldwide Web Consortium, in charge of work on security, electronic commerce, child protection, privacy protection, accessibility and intellectual property protection.