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Our paper entitled, “A Tool for Optimizing Java 8 Stream Software via Automated Refactoring,” has been accepted in the Engineering Track of the 18th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM 2018), to be held in Madrid, Spain in September. An abstract of the paper is listed below: (more…)
Our ICSE 2018 poster entitled, “Towards safe refactoring for intelligent parallelization of Java 8 Streams,” is now available.
I am pleased to announce that I have recently received a PSC-CUNY Enhanced Research Award for a project entitled, “Analyses and Automated Refactorings for Imperative Programs that Use Functional Features.” The award amount is $12,000 and will help support students and travel. The award program is an internal funding mechanism to help promote research at CUNY. A brief abstract of the proposal is listed below:
Imperative programming uses statements to alter a program’s state, whereas functional programming avoids mutating existing data. With the recent popularity rise of functional programming, imperative languages are increasingly incorporating new functional features, enabling developers not previously familiar with functional programming to enjoy many of its benefits. Despite the advantages, however, issues arise from the interplay between the two paradigms, particular regarding involving MapReduce-style operations. This project will address these problems by formulating a theoretical foundation for the analysis and refactoring of hybrid functional/imperative programs and subsequently used to identify code that may safely be refactored for performance gains. Based on typestate analysis, it will determine when it is advantageous and safe to run hybrid code in parallel via a novel ordering inference approach that the PI will introduce. This work will advance the state-of-the-art in program analysis and automated refactoring for this mixed paradigm.
I will be giving a talk at the 2017 IBM Programming Languages Day on December 4 at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. I will be discussing our recent work on empirically assessing new language features proactively via automated refactoring.
I will be giving a talk at the New Jersey Programming Languages and Systems (NJPLS) seminar at Princeton University on November 20th, 2017 on Automated Refactoring of Legacy Java Software to Default Methods. (more…)
The poster for our tool demonstration talk at ASE 2017 on “Defaultification Refactoring: A Tool for Automatically Converting Java Methods to Default” is now available!
Slides for our tool demonstration talk at ASE 2017 on “Defaultification Refactoring: A Tool for Automatically Converting Java Methods to Default” are now available!
A preprint of our ASE 2017 tool demonstration paper entitled “Defaultification Refactoring: A Tool for Automatically Converting Java” is now available. (more…)