Martin Elsman is Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (DIKU), where he serves as manager for the HIPERFIT Research Center, a center that focuses on high-performance functional computing techniques for financial information technology. Before joining DIKU, Martin spent four years in SimCorp developing software, using functional programming techniques, for specifying and managing financial contracts. Before his time at SimCorp, Martin was Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, where he conducted research in compilation techniques for functional languages, in particular with focus on module systems, Web technology, program analyses for memory management, and program optimisation. Martin is the co-developer of a number of systems and tools. For more information, see