The demand for data science and data scientists is growing fast, and so is corresponding size and scope of the the problem. PL technology, notably program synthesis, can help.
Can virtual conferences be better than physical conferences? I will discuss what SIGPLAN is doing to make virtual conferences the best they can be, what SIGPLAN is doing on inclusion, and what ACM is planning for the future of publications and Gold Open Access
The academic job search can be a stressful and grueling process even in the best of times. Now it will be worse. Here’s some guidance on navigating the faculty job market in these unique times.
This post showcases three papers published in SIGPLAN venues which have been selected as SIGPLAN Research Highlights. Each of them has been nominated to appear in upcoming issues of the Communications of the ACM.
People of PL is a series of interviews with PL researchers. In today’s post, John Wickerson chats with Derek Dreyer, who is Faculty at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and Honorarprofessor of Computer Science, Saarland University.
The authors of POPL’s 2020 most influential paper reflect on the journey that produced their award winning research on program synthesis, and the impact the work has had on them, the research community, and society at large, ever since.
ICFP 2020 will be virtual, combining a mirrored technical program—all technical talks will appear twice, 12 hours apart—with a synchronous set of keynote talks and social events. This post says more about it. Be sure to register by August 8!
PL research is as consequential as ever; how can we make it more impactful? I suggest three ways: (1) expand the tent and lower the barriers to entering it; (2) venture outside the tent, taking PL knowledge and ideas to other communities, to address their problems; and (3) join or organize collaborative efforts attacking substantial problems, such as deployable AI or a quantum programming stack, the solution to which involves PL techniques, but many others besides.
The History of Programming Languages (HOPL) conference is the most paradoxical that SIGPLAN puts on: the hardest to publish in, yet an acceptance rate of almost 100%. This post is the story of HOPL IV (2020).
People of PL is a series of interviews with PL researchers. In today’s post, John Wickerson chats with Ron Garcia, who is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia.