I'm Microsoft MVP (formerly C#, now F#) and a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. I wrote a book about functional programming (with Jon Skeet) called Real-world Functional Programming which explains functional concepts and F# and I contributed to the development of F# as an intern and a contractor.
Together with F# architect Phil Trelford, I lead functional programming courses in London and New York. The course is designed for both developers and scientists interested in functional programming style and F#. For more information see Fast Track to F#.@tomaspetricek