Andy Gill was born and educated in Scotland, and has spent his professional career in the United States. Gill received his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow in 1996, then spent three years as a compiler developer for Hewlett Packard, Metrowerks and Semantic Designs. In 1999, he returned to academia, joining the Oregon Graduate Institute as a project scientist. He co-founded the technology transfer spin-off Galois in 2000. Eight years later, he left a thriving and healthy Galois to return to academia and research, joining KU and ITTC.
Gill's research interests include optimization, language design, debugging and dependability. His research aims to offer software engineers and functional language practitioners the opportunity to write clear and high-level executable specifications that can realistically be compiled into efficient implementations.
Selected Awards & Honors
Honoree, 13th Annual Celebration of Teaching Reception, KU’s Center of Teaching Excellence, May 2010
Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009