Fri 21 - Thu 27 October 2011 Portland, Oregon, United States
Laurie Hendren

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Name: Laurie Hendren

Bio: I am a Professor of Computer Science at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. I hold the Canada Research Chair in Compiler Tools and Techniques and am a Fellow of the ACM and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Historically my main area of research area has been the development of compilers for object-oriented and aspect-oriented programming languages. I also have a long-standing interest in pointer analysis and program analysis frameworks.

My most recent research focus is on how to bring our compiler expertise to the world of scientists and engineers, and in particular how to support effective and efficient programming in the dynamic programming language MATLAB. To kick-start research in this area we are building a toolkit, McLAB (http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/mclab/), to support language extensions, compiler optimizations and transformations, virtual machines and JITs, and program understanding/refactoring tools for MATLAB and extensions of MATLAB.

An important facet of my work is that new research ideas should be developed along with software infrastructures to test those ideas. This has led to the development of many publicly available software frameworks, more details can be found on the group’s web site at http://www.sable.mcgill.ca . Our research group hopes that other groups will use their software, and will contribute new pieces back them so that all compiler groups can benefit from the work.

Country: Canada

Affiliation: McGill University, Canada

Personal website: http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/~hendren/

Research interests: Compilers, Languages, Virtual Machines, MATLAB, JavaScript, Dynamic Languages


SPLASH 2011Committee Member in External Reviewers within the OOPSLA-track
Author of Kind Analysis for MATLAB within the OOPSLA-track
Presenter of McLAB: Enabling Programming Language, Compiler and Software Engineering Research for MATLAB within the Posters-track
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