Don Sannella

Donald T. Sannella FRSE is professor of computer science in the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science, at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sannella graduated from Yale University, University of California, Berkeley and University of Edinburgh with degrees in computer science. His research interests include: algebraic specification and formal software development, correctness of modular systems, types and functional programming, resource certification for mobile code.

He is editor-in-chief of the journal Theoretical Computer Science, and is co-founder and CEO of Contemplate Ltd. His father is Ted Sannella.

Honours and awards

In 2014 Sannella was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.[1]


  1. "Professor Donald Theodore Sannella FRSE - The Royal Society of Edinburgh". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 9 February 2018.

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