UW CSE’s Programming
Languages and Software Engineering group advances fundamental
research and practical applications
( GitHub) in programming
environments, program analysis, language design, synthesis,
compilers, testing, verification, and security. We have strong
ties to the Sampa
group, Cray, Microsoft Research, NVIDIA, AT&T, and others.
Nov 17 Congratulations to Calvin and Spencer for winning gold and bronze, respectively, in the FSE SRC graduate division! Congratulations to Martin and Chris for winning gold and bronze, respectively, in the undergraduate division!
Nov 04 Congratulations to Helgi Sigurbjarnarson, James Bornholt, Emina Torlak, and Xi Wang for winning best paper "Push-Button Verification of File Systems via Crash Refinement" at OSDI 2016!
Nov 01 Andy Ko gave a keynote A human view of programming languages at SPLASH 2016
Oct 05 Luke will present a poster on his and Jared's work on bootstrapping a secure eBPF compiler in Coq at OSDI 2016!
Sept 18 Emina Torlak gave the keynote at RacketCon2016
Aug 30 Chandrakana and Mike's work on program analyses for smart home security has been accepted to PLAS 2016!
Aug 19 UW had eight (!) papers accepted to the FSE 2016 Student Research Competition. Congratulations to Waylon Huang, Wing Lam, Calvin Loncaric, Martin Kellogg, Chris Mackie, Chandrakana Nandi, Spencer Pearson, Joe Santino. Their advisor is Michael Ernst.
Aug 3 Congratulations to everyone accepted to OOPLSA 2016! Cassius, Bagpipe, Ringer, and Calvin’s work with Samsung Research America
Jul 27 Ivan a UW alum, Yuriy a UW postdoc alum, Patty, and Mike's paper, Debugging Distributed Systems appeared in CACM August 2016 issue!
Jul 25 Talia, Franzi, and Dan's paper, "AUDACIOUS: User-Driven Access Control with Unmodified Operating Systems" to appear in ACM CCS 2016!
Jul 20 Staccato won both the Distinguished Artifact and Distinguished Poster awards at ECOOP 2016. Congrats, John and Dan!
Jul 5 PLSE swept the best student paper awards at SYNT 2016! Maaz and Alvin won for their work on verified lifting for data processing; Julie came in second for her work on synthesis for robot motion planning.
Jun 21 Ras wins an Influential Paper Award from ISCA for his 2001 paper Focusing Processor Policies via Critical-Path Prediction.
May 9 Konne will be presenting Bagpipe's BGP formalization in Brazil at NetPL 16.
May 7 Recent PLSE alum and soon-to-be Cornell professor Adrian Sampson won UW CSE's William Chan Memorial Dissertation Award!
May 4 Alvin won the DoE Early Career Award!
Apr 25 Alvin and his collaborators from MIT, Stanford, and Barefoot Networks' work on programmable switches was accepted to SIGCOMM 2016.
Apr 18 Ivan, Patty, Yuriy, and Mike's paper on Debugging distributed systems is the cover story in the March/April 2016 issue of ACM Queue.
Apr 17 Mike, Alberto, Alessandra, and Mauro's paper on Automatic generation of oracles for exceptional behaviors was accepted to ISSTA 2016.
Apr 16 Mike, Damiano, Massimo, and Fausto's paper on Semantics for locking specifications was accepted to NFM 2016.
Apr 15 Neutrons was accepted to CAV'16. If you're there, come to the talk to learn about verifying a neutron therapy machine.
Mar 29 Congratulations to Talia Ringer and Amanda Swearngin for winning NSF graduate fellowships!
Mar 1 John and Dan's paper on Staccato, a bug finder for dynamic configuration updates, and Chenglong's paper on API adaptation will appear at ECOOP 2016!
Feb 29 YOLO has been accepted to CVPR'16. Congrats to Joe!
Feb 26 Xi's work on undefined behavior detection appears in this month's Communications of the ACM.
Feb 23 Emina Torlak won the AITO Dahl-Nygaard prize and the Sloan Fellowship!
Jan 20 We have three papers accepted to PLDI 2016: Calvin, Emina, and Mike’s data structure synthesis with Cozy; Eric, Daryl, Zach, and Dan’s verified peephole optimizations with Peek; and Alvin's verified lifting of stencils with STNG.
Jan 19 Mike and Javier's paper on Locking discipline inference and checking was accepted to ICSE 2016.
Jan 11 Konstantin Weitz was a finalist for the Facebook Fellowship Program!
Dec 21 Pavel Panchekha won the Adobe Research Fellowship. Congrats!
Dec 17 Daryl Zuniga won the prestigious UW Mary Gates Scholarship and an Honorable Mention for the CRA Undergraduate Research Award!
Dec 4 Our paper on verifying Raft in Verdi will appear at CPP 2016!
Nov 17 PLSE has four papers accepted to ASPLOS’16: approximate image and video storage, scalable superoptimization, DNA-based storage, and formal specifications for file system crash-consistency. See you in Atlanta!
Nov 17 Alvin Cheung won MIT's George M. Sprowls Award for outstanding PhD theses in computer science!
Oct 5 James, Emina, Dan, and Luis’s paper on optimizing program synthesis with metasketches has been accepted to POPL 2016.
Sept 17 Sam just won the Lockheed Martin Award for Best Engineering Project at the Young Software Engineer Awards. Woohoo! Aug 3 PLSE sent four papers to OOPSLA this year: on object-oriented constraint solving, constraint programming, synthesis of layout engines, and a framework for synthesis.
July 20 The PLSE group has five papers accepted to ASE’15: evaluating test generation, handling reflection in static analysis, Crust, history granularity transformations, and dynamic race detection. Don’t miss it!
June 27 Timelapse has been accepted to UIST’15. Come find out about diffing web interfaces.
June 16 The Herbie and Verdi projects killed it at PLDI’15. Didn't make the talks? Check out the project pages.
May 7 The Herbie paper won Distinguished Paper at PLDI. Make sure you go see the talk!
May 4 UW PLSE at SNAPL’15: a dependency case language for a neutron therapy machine, and hardware-software co-design!
April 7 Ras Bodik is joining UW PLSE. We're so incredibly excited to work with him!
March 31 Congrats Doug Woos and Pavel Panchekha, two students in UW PLSE, who just became NSF fellows.
Jan 18 Verso presenting first steps toward low-level optimizations in CompCert, at CoqPL’15.