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Jeremy G. Siek
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

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My research interests are in the areas of programming languages and software engineering with applications in the computational sciences. In particular, I am interested in language support for high-performance software libraries and domain specific languages. My research includes work in type systems, optimizing compilers, program logics, and language facilities for program generation.

Current Projects

  • Gradual typing is a type system I developed with Walid Taha that allows a program to be dynamically typed in parts and statically typed in other parts. The programmer controls which parts are dynamic/statically checked by either leaving out type annotations on function parameters, or by putting in the type annotations.
    • Gradual typing for functional languages. In Scheme and Functional Programming Workshop, September 2006. [pdf] [bibtex]
    • Gradual Typing for Objects. In ECOOP 2007: European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Berlin, Germany, July 2007.
      [pdf] [bibtex]
    • Gradual Typing with Unification-based Inference. In the Dynamic Languages Symposium 2008. [pdf][bib][implementation]
    • Exploring the Design Space of Higher-Order Casts. In ESOP: European Symposium on Programming, York, United Kingdom, March 2009.
      [pdf] [bibtex]
    • Threesomes, With and Without Blame. In the First International Workshop on Script to Program Evolution (STOP 2009) [pdf]
    • Threesomes, With and Without Blame. Accepted for POPL 2010. [pdf] Supersedes the STOP 2009 paper.
  • Build To Order BLAS (project webpage)
    • Automating the Generation of Composed Linear Algebra Kernels. In SC09: the International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis. November, 2009. [pdf] [bib] [DOI]
    • Generating Empirically Optimized Composed Matrix Kernels from MATLAB Prototypes. In International Conference on Computational Science 2009.
    • Build to Order Linear Algebra Kernels [pdf][bib]. In the Workshop on Performance Optimization of High-level Languages and Libraries (POHLL'08).
  • G, a language for generic programming. Planned extensions:
    • Meta-programming
    • Optimization
    • Existential types

Past Research