The course provides a background to various topics of the theory of programming. As a guiding paradigm monad-based functional programming is chosen. The idea of the course is to provide clear computational insights to various concepts of computer science and to practice these by concrete implementations in suitable programming languages such as Haskell.
Lernziele und Kompetenzen:
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the role of computational monads in the context of functional programming and as a semantic tool for programming and system specification; Students reproduce the main definitions and results on monads, monad combination, and further categorical constructions end explain them from a programming perspective.
- Students use the monad-based approach to formalise examples involving various kinds of computational effects as monads. Students use monads for practical programming in programming languages, such as Haskell.
- Students identify various computational effects as monads and provide an appropriate treatment of problems from various semantic domains (probabilistic, nondeterministic, concurrent), possibly providing a monad-based software implementation.
- Students will be regularly provided with small challenges in form of exercises to be able to have a gradual progress with the lecture material.