Functional programming is an elegant, concise and powerful programming paradigm.This style encourages breaking up programming tasks into logical units that can be easily translated into provably correct code. Haskell brings together the best features of functional programming and is increasingly being used in the industry, both for building rapid prototypes and for actual deployment.
Prof.Madhavan Mukund studied at IIT Bombay (BTech) and Aarhus University (PhD).He has been a faculty member at Chennai Mathematical Institute since 1992, where he is presently Professor and Dean of Studies. His main research area is formal verification. In addition to the NPTEL MOOC programme, he has been involved in organizing IARCS Instructional Courses for college teachers. He is a member of ACM India’s Education Board. He has contributed lectures on algorithms to the Massively Empowered Classroom (MEC) project of Microsoft Research and the QEEE programme of MHRD.
Prof.S P Sureshstudied at REC Trichy (MCA) and The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PhD). He has been a faculty member at the Chennai Mathematical Institute since 2004, currently an Associate Professor. His main research interests are logic in computer science, formal methods for security and proof theory.
Introduction to Haskell and the ghci interpreter
Defining functions: guards, pattern matching and recursion
Lists, strings and tuples
Types and polymorphim
Higher order functions on lists: map, filter, list comprehension
Computation as rewriting, lazy evaluation and infinite data structures