Alex Potanin

Alex Potanin

Job Title

Senior Lecturer


I am originally from Moscow, Russia with a background in Mathematics. I have completed my PhD in programming languages in 2006 and took up a job as a Lecturer in Software Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington. During my studies I took short breaks to work as a Visiting Researcher at Purdue University, and Software Engineer at two Wellington start-ups.

  • My research interests are:
  • Ownership and Immutability
  • Object Oriented Programming Languages
  • Type Systems
  • Software Engineering