Ryan Wisnesky Illuvatar   Ryan Wisnesky

Curriculum Vitae

Ryan Wisnesky obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics and computer science from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard University, where he studied the design and implementation of provably correct software systems. While at IBM Research Almaden he contributed to the Clio, Orchid, and HIL projects. While a postdoctoral associate in the MIT department of mathematics, he developed the CQL query language based on category theory. He currently leads open-source and commercial development of CQL as CTO of Conexus AI.

Current Activities

Project Elway seeks to replace legacy government and enterprise software applications with more sophisticated, next-generation mathematical components built on Kan extensions using CQL. As they "rejoice in light and give it back in hues more marvellous than before", the (Lord of the Rings) Silmarils reflect the universally generative nature of Kan extensions, and even in the darkness of the smallest data sets Kan extensions "of their own radiance shine like the stars".

Previous Activities

I developed CQL first at Harvard and MIT and then at Conexus AI.

I developed next-generation functional query languages and explored their application to no-sql.

I've built certified systems software with Ynot, and started the Coq formalization of Hashgraph (later continued by Gregory Malecha and finished by Karl Krary).

I've developed programming languages for relational data integration.

I'm a former IBM Extreme Blue intern.

Unpublished reports from MIT.

Unpublished reports from Harvard.

Unpublished reports from Stanford.

I was a writer for the Stanford Review 2001-2005, the student-run newspaper founded in 1987 by Peter Thiel and Norman Book.
As stated by an editor in 2016, "the entire purpose of the Review is to publish unpopular views."