Van Wyk

Eric Van Wyk

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota
4-192 Keller Hall
200 SE Union Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Contact:, +1 612 625 0329, @ericvanwyk
Office: 6-203 Keller Hall (map)

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in programming languages, especially extensible languages. Of special interest are declarative specifications of languages and language tools. More information is available on my group's web page: Minnesota Extensible Language Tools.

In investigating extensible languages and compilers we have developed two systems for the design and implementation of languages.

More information about Silver and Copper, including papers, documentation, and downloads can be found on the Silver web page and the Copper web page.

Publications can be found here.

Research Opportunities

I am always looking for motivated students with an interest in programming languages. If you are interested in the mix of theoretical and practical work that often occurs in research in programming languages then please get in contact with me.


I teach courses on programming languages, compilers, and principles of programming, most recently

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