We are glad to welcome Karl Friebel to our team at the Chair for Compiler Construction.Karl recently finished his Diplom in Computer Science at TU Dresden with Prof. Diana Göhriger on source-to-source compilation for FPGA-based systems. Karl will be working in the project “EVEREST: Design environment for extreme-scale big data analytics on heterogeneous platforms”, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no 957269. Karl will be working on domain-specific languages and optimizing compilers for heterogeneous systems. Prior to joining our team, Karl spent most of his studies working on enabling new hardware designs for legacy applications via compiler tooling. While his main focus was on the hardware design and tooling, Karl gained considerable experience in end-user applications, mainly in the area of scientific computing and fluid dynamics in particular. We look forward to working with Karl and tackle the challenges of programming large heterogeneous systems!
We welcome Felix Wittwer as new research assistant at the Chair for Compiler Construction.Felix recently finished his master’s degree in Computer Science at TU Dresden. Already as a student, Felix became a regular at the CC Chair, where he finished his master thesis on language and compiler support for deterministic execution of parallel applications with shared state. Felix will be working in the project “EVEREST: Design environment for extreme-scale big data analytics on heterogeneous platforms”, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no 957269. He will also be working with Christian Menard on parallel programming models for deterministic execution of automotive software. Prior to joining our team Felix studied in Dresden where he specialized in Compilers, Operating Systems and Systems Engineering. He is also an active contributor to open source software. We are lucky to have Felix as new member of the team and look forward to working with him in the next years!
We were very happy to have Tobias Grosser as guest for the past two days (11.08.-12.08). Tobias is an associate professor in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and a member of the Edinburgh Compiler and Architecture Design Group. At the CCC he had several (socially distant) exchanges with members of the groups exchanging ideas on optimizing compilers and intermediate representations. Tobias also gave a talk with several physical (and distant, cf. picture) and virtual attendees. He talked about a multi-level intermediate representation for hardware description languages, reporting on a recent PLDI publication.
Dylan Gageot is currently pursuing an engineering degree in electronics and computer engineering with the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Rennes (INSA). Since 2019, he works with the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR). His research interests focus on Models of Computation and complexity reduction techniques that ease their implementation on MPSoCs. In his internship, planned for 3 months, he will work on compiler-runtime interaction for adaptable execution of Kahn Process Networks with implicit data-level parallelism. Robert Khasanov will be helping him as an advisor.
Omar Romdhani is currently following a double degree curriculum in Computer Science Engineering and pursuing a Master of Science at the National School of Computer Science (ENSI) in Tunisia. During his research stay at the Chair for Compiler Construction, planned for 5 months, Omar will work in a project entitled "Engineering Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things (EngCPS&IoT)", supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He will be studying and benchmarking adaptive and parameterized dynamic dataflow models such as SADF. The research stay is a collaboration between ENSI with Prof. Chadlia Jerad from the University of Manouba, and the CC chair at TU Dresden. Hasna Bouraoui will be helping him as an advisor.
We welcome a new research assistant at the Chair for Compiler Construction: Alex Brauckmann. Alex just received his Diploma degree on Computer Science from the TU Dresden. He has plenty of experience as software engineer and in large open source projects. Alex has worked at the CC chair as student research assistant and did his final thesis with us, resulting in a high-profile international publication at theACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Compiler Construction (CC). At the CC Chair, Alex will continue to work on machine learning for compilers, building representation models of code and proposing novel predictive compiler heuristics among others. We are happy to have Alex with us and look forward to working with him in the next years.