Programming Languages Discussion Group (Spring 2022)

Time: Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hybrid: Gates 310 and Zoom (requires Cornell NetID)
Organizers: Dexter Kozen and Adrian Sampson
Czar: Pedro Amorim and Mark Moeller

The Programming Languages Discussion Group meets weekly to discuss papers in the area of programming languages, program analysis, and compilers. The goal is to encourage interactions and discussions between students, researchers, and faculty with interests in this area. The seminar is open to everybody interested in languages and compilers. First-year and second-year students are especially encouraged to participate.

Participating students should register for the 1-credit course CS 7190.

Talks will be advertised on the list. To join, send a message to with the subject “join” and a blank body.

PLDG will meet in person when possible, but meetings will still be broadcast over Zoom. Please discuss with the czars if you plan to present virtually.

Date Topic Presenter Host
Jan 26 (virtual) Wire sorts: a language abstraction for safe hardware composition Griffin Berlstein
Feb 2 (virtual) Incorrectness Logic and Kleene Algebra with Top and Tests Cheng Zhang (BU) Pedro Amorim
Feb 9 A formal foundation for symbolic evaluation with merging Ryan Doenges
Feb 16 Futhark: purely functional GPU-programming with nested parallelism and in-place array updates Dietrich Geisler
Feb 23 STORM: Refinement Types for Secure Web Applications Rolph Recto
Mar 2 Correctness (and Incorrectness) of Randomized Programs Noam Zilberstein
Mar 9 Data-Driven Invariant Learning for Probabilistic Programs (note: talk more recent than arXiv version) Jialu Bao
Mar 16 Justin Hsu
Mar 23 Programming with Infinitesimals: A While-Language for Hybrid System Modeling Leon Witzman
Mar 30 SHErrLoc: a Static Holistic Error Locator Luke Bernick
Apr 13 Efficient and Scalable Parallel Functional Programming Through Disentanglement Sam Westrick (CMU) Oliver Daids
Apr 20 IFC for P4 Language Karuna Grewal
Apr 27 Rachit Nigam
May 4 Marco Servetto (Victoria Univ. of Wellington) Mark Moeller

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