Chris Okasaki, Ph.D. is an associate professor of computer science at the United States Military Academy. He authored Purely Functional Data Structures (1998), based on a doctoral dissertation of the same name. He obtained a Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University in 1996 under advisers Peter Lee, Robert Harper, Daniel Sleator, and Robert Tarjan. Prior to his current academic appointment, he taught at Columbia University and the University of Glasgow.
Purely functional data structuresEdit
Dr. Okasaki published his doctoral dissertation as a book in 1998. It approaches the topic of data structures from a functional programming perspective, describing techniques for designing immutable structures that incorporate persistence.
- Okasaki, Chris (1996). Purely Functional Data Structures (PDF) (PhD thesis). Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
- "Dr. Chris Okasaki". United States Military Academy at West Point. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
- Okasaki, Chris (1998). Purely functional data structures (1 ed.). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521631242.