Monday, April 23, 2012

Greetings from Waterloo

Hello everyone,

I'm Karim Ali from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I'm currently doing my PhD under the supervision of Ondrej Lhotak in the field of programming languages and compiler construction. My research interests are now focused on partial call graph construction.

This is my first ECOOP conference. I'll be presenting our latest paper entitled "Application-only Call Graph Construction".  The paper showcases our tool CGC that constructs sound partial call graphs for the application part of a program without analyzing the method bodies of its library dependencies.

I'm so excited to meet new people and chat about our research interests and life experiences. I'm also really looking forward to visit China for the first time in my life. I'm sure it's gonna be an amazing experience.

Hope to see you all soon,

Hello, everyone.

Several years ago, long before I entered Software Institute of Nanjing University, I was interested in computer science and software engineering only because of its mystique, and I wanted to explore it deeply. It is different now after 4 years’ learning on software engineering and I will enter PhD program at Nanjing University. The mystique is fading away, and deep cognition about software has had a big impact on me. Software will never be the games during childhood, but a work of art designed and developed by lots of engineers.

Five months later, I will be a graduate student, but I have joined the state key lab of novel software in Nanjing University to do some research on software engineering especially about program analysis and testing. I am always looking forward to taking part in some international conferences to talk with some experts, and becoming familiar with the state of research.

I think this is a good opportunity to attend the top level international conference. In the conference, I expect to talk with many professors and experts in software engineering, and I will obtain lots of information about the state in software industry and research which can help me do better in research later. On the other hand, making friends with some international friends and keeping in contact with them after the conference are good for academic exchange. As an undergraduate, study is very important, so I am ready to study from the participants from different countries. In addition, I can obtain lots of extra knowledge that can’t be learned at school during the visit.

I am looking forward to meeting you all in Beijing.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hello everyone!

I am José Santos. I am a PhD student at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and I do my research work at INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée. My research interests range from Information Flow to Web Security. I will be presenting my previous work on information flow at PLAS 2012 (which is a satellite workshop of PLDI). Currently, however, I am mainly focused on the security aspects regarding mashup development.

As a student volunteer, I am certain that I will meet a lot of other students that share my research interests (or research interests close to mine) and I think that this interaction will be very fruitful not only because it is a great opportunity to discuss research and develop new ideas (with both other volunteers and experts), but also (and maybe especially) because it is a very nice way to make new friends from all around the world.

Hope to see you soon,
Best regards.
Zé :)


Hello, I'm Chunrong Fang from Software Institute of Nanjing University, China. My research interests are on software testing and focus on test case evolution and symbolic testing.
As students volunteers, I expect to meet and talk with leading academic and industrial researchers and practitioners. I also expect to communicate with other students from all over the world. 
Meet at the conference, and make friends for life.