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Tufts team recognized for research excellence

Monday, November 4, 2019
A paper by Ph.D. candidate Karl Cronburg and Associate Professor Sam Guyer received the Distinguished Paper Award at GPCE 2019.
Karl Cronburg
Ph.D. candidate Karl Cronburg, in Athens for GPCE 2019.

Ph.D. candidate Karl Cronburg and Associate Professor Sam Guyer of the Department of Computer Science developed, as they describe it, a “declarative language for specifying memory layouts at a high level.” The language, called Floorplan, eliminated unsafe lines of code and used explicit layout constructs to define constraints, as opposed to the unreliable system of ad-hoc macros, static constants, and boilerplate code that developers rely on.

Cronburg and Guyer received the Distinguished Paper Award at the ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE) for their paper titled “Floorplan: Spatial Layout in Memory Management Systems,” presented by Cronburg during the Domain-Specific Languages and Modeling session.

GPCE 2019 was the 18th annual conference and took place from October 20-25 in Athens, Greece, co-located with SPLASH 2019. It is a prominent venue for practitioners and researchers developing techniques that can “increase programmer productivity, improve software quality, and shorten the time-to-market of software products.”