Faculty Candidate Seminar

Abstraction by Passing Functions as Arguments

John Kloosterman

Ph.D. Candidate
University of Michigan
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am
3725 Beyster

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About the Event

Function parameters are an important tool for abstraction, because they provide the flexibility needed to use the same function in different contexts. Although these parameters are typically used to pass data, many programming languages allow functions to be passed through parameters to other functions. This enables a single abstract version of an algorithm to be specialized for many concrete situations. In this teaching demonstration, students will learn how to pass functions as arguments to other functions in C++, to design abstract algorithms that accept functions as parameters, and to specialize algorithms in the standard library by passing functions into them.


John Kloosterman is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, with teaching experience as a primary instructor for EECS 280 in Winter 2017. His research focuses on the design of energy efficient processors, which extend the battery life on phones and reduce the cost of operating data centers.

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Sponsor(s): CSE

Open to: Public