People of PL is a series of interviews conducted in January 2020 of PL researchers. In today’s post, John Wickerson chats with Mike Hicks, who is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, and was former Chair of ACM SIGPLAN.
POPL is the premiere conference on the theoretical foundations of programming languages. The PC Chair, General Chair, and Steering Committee Chair of POPL 2020 review this year’s event.
As quantum computers become more practical, there is a rich opportunity to advance the development of tools to assist in the process of programming them, both now and in the future. To encourage more PL-minded researchers to work in this exciting new area, we established the Workshop on Programming Languages for Quantum Computing (PLanQC).
The usage of the term program verification has expanded well beyond its original meaning. As research in this space advances and expands, is it time to reconsider the term?
Program synthesis addresses an age-old problem in computer science: can a computer program itself? This post surveys the growing evolution of work in this exciting area.