Chad Nester



I am broadly interested in category theory and applications thereof, particularly to computing.

I am currently a PhD student at Tallinn University of Technology, supervised by Pawel Sobocinski.


  • In November 2019 I took up my current position as a PhD student in Tallinn.
  • In 2018 and 2019 I worked as a research assistant/associate at the University of Edinburgh, under Philip Wadler.
  • In 2017 I was briefly a PhD student at the University of Ottawa, supervised by Pieter Hofstra and Amy Felty.
  • In 2017 I completed an MSc in computer science at the University of Calgary, supervised by Robin Cockett.
  • In 2014 I completed a BSc in computer science with a minor in pure mathematics at the University of Calgary.


  • Chad Nester. A Foundation for Ledger Structures Accepted for publication at Tokenomics 2020, to appear (PDF)
  • James Chapman, Roman Kireev, Chad Nester, Philip Wadler. System F in Agda, For Fun and Profit MPC 2019 (PDF)
  • Roman Kireev, Chad Nester, Micheal Peyton Jones, Philip Wadler, Vasilis Gkoumas, Kenneth MacKenzie. Unravelling Recursion: Compiling an IR with Recursion to System F MPC 2019 (PDF)
  • Chad Nester. Turing Categories and Realizability MSc Thesis, University of Calgary (PDF)

Curriculum Vitae

My CV (occasaionally updated) is available here.

Author: Chad Nester

Created: 2020-03-04 K 06:08