Programming Languages Discussion Group (Spring 2023)

Time: Wednesday 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Location: Hybrid: Gates 310 and Zoom (requires Cornell NetID)
Organizer: Dexter Kozen
Czars: Mark Moeller and Jialu Bao

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.

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

PLDG meets both in person and on Zoom. Please discuss with the czars if you plan to present virtually.

Date Topic Presenter Host
Jan 25 Organizational Meeting Josh Turcotti
Feb 1 A Complete Inference System for Skip-free GKAT Todd Schmid
Feb 8 Probabilistic Guarded Kleene Algebra with Tests Wojtek Różowski
Feb 15 Hoare Logic Completeness and Expressivity Noam Zilberstein
Feb 22 Automata Learning from an Incomplete Teacher Mark Moeller
Mar 1 A Decentralized Approach to Multi-language Semantics and Verification Priya Srikumar
Mar 8 An Overview of Dynamic Information Flow Policies & Enforcement Drew Zagieboylo
Mar 15 Constructing a solution at both ends with bi-intuitionism Oliver Daids
Mar 22 A Higher-order Language for Markov Kernels and Linear Operators Pedro Amorim
Mar 29 Proving Hypersafety Compositionally Jialu Bao
Apr 5 (No PLDG - Spring Break)
Apr 12 Huffman Coding and PIFO Tree Embeddings Keri D’Angelo
Apr 19 The Power of Symbolic Automata and Transducers Karuna Grewal
Apr 26 Viaduct-HE: A Compiler from Array Programs to Vectorized Homomorphic Encryption Rolph Recto
May 3 Making OCaml Safe for Performance Engineering Yaron Minsky (Jane Street) Justin Hsu
May 10

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