My POPL 2011 “Flash Fill” paper was the most important turning point in my research career. I went from searching for the hardest problem I can solve to searching for the simplest problem that will have the most impact. It sensitized me to customer connection and enlightened me to how practical requirements can inspire foundational research ideas and directions. And most of all, it led to a blissful connection with my loved ones.
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.
The authors of POPL’s 2019 most influential paper reflect on lessons learned: (i) in research, ask daring questions far beyond current capabilities; (ii) develop compositional techniques, which confer important benefits that increase impact; (iii) work in PL theory: now is a great time for it!
Runtime Support for Multicore Haskell (ICFP’09) was awarded the SIGPLAN ten-year most-influential paper award in 2019. In this blog post we reflect on the journey that led to the paper, and what has happened since.
Reactive frameworks are very popular on the Web today, but they were unknown a decade ago. As creators of an early project in this space, we recount its origins and the unusual approach we took to writing an academic research paper about it.