The Programming Research Group is working on programming languages and programming environments. Our goal is to make programming more fun by advancing theory, design and implementation of programming languages and environments.

  • Theory, design and implementation of programming languages for advanced modularity, including object-oriented, aspect-oriented and context oriented programming languages, and computational reflection.
  • Making it easy to write efficient programs through high-level optimization techniques like partial evaluation and program transformation for advanced computing systems like GPGPU and massively-parallel computers.
  • Improving software development environment like reversible debuggers and code recommendation by exploiting rich computing resources and programming techniques like static program analysis and low-level execution profiling.

For more and detailed research topics, please look our projects page.  We welcome interested students and researchers to join us.

, April 1, 2000. Category: news.

Presentation of an automated refactoring paper at ICSE’17

A paper entitled “Automated refactoring of legacy Java software to default methods”, authored by Khatchadourian and Masuhara, is accepted by International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE’17).

, May 20, 2017. Category: news.

Paper Presentation on a Certified GPGPU DSL at CoqPL 2017

Our paper “CertSkel: a Verified Compiler for a Coq-embedded GPGPU DSL” (authored by Asakura, Masuhara, and Aotani), is presented at CoqPL 2017, co-located with POPL 2017. The paper is available here.

Poster Presentation on a Certified DSL for GPGPU at APLAS’16

Our poster “Towards a Formally Verified Skeleton-based Data Parallel DSL for GPGPU” (authored by Asakura, Masuhara, and Aotani), is presented at APLAS 2016.

Paper on Pyrlang is Accepted by the Post-Proceedings of TFP’16

A paper titled “Improving Sequential Performance of Erlang based on a Meta-tracing Just-In-Time Compiler”, authored by Huang, Masuhara and Aotani, is accepted by the Post-Proceeding of the 17th Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming (TFP’16), held in June.

Paper presentation at NOOL

Aotani's talk at NOOL'16

Our paper entitled “Towards Automatic Decoration”, authored by Aotani and Kamina,  has been accepted by and will be presented at NOOL 2016

Presentation about unit testing features for live programming environments at IPSJ-PRO 2016-3

Imai's presentation at IPSJ PRO

Imai, Masuhara, Aotani will have a presentation at IPSJ PRO 2016-3.

The title is “Design and Implementation of Unit Testing Features for Live Programming Environments.”

You can download the paper from here (in Japanese).

Paper on Open Classes Accepted in IPSJ Transactions on Programming

Our paper “A Layer-based Approach to Hierarchical Dynamically-scoped Open Classes” (authored by Springer, Masuhara and Hirschfeld) was accepted for publication in the IPSJ Transactions on Programming (Journal of Information Processing).

The paper was a revised version of the one presented at IPSJ PRO/SWoPP’16 in August.

Izumi Asakura receives IPSJ Computer Science Research Award for Young Scientists

Izumi Asakura receives IPSJ Computer Science Research Award for Young Scientists

Izumi Asakura is awarded IPSJ Computer Science Research Award for Young Scientists for his paper presentation on “Proof of soundness of concurrent separation logic for GPGPU in Coq.”

Come and Go

Members as of September 2016

Ruochen Huang receives his Master’s degree, as the representative of the School of Information Sciences and Technology.

Ruochen Huang, “Pyrlang: A High Performance Erlang Virtual Machine Based on RPython“, Master Thesis, August 2016

Peter Wauligmann joins the group as an exchange student from TU Munich.  He will work on the Ikra project until February 2017.

Paper on THRESHER Accepted by Computer Software

A paper entitled “Unravel programming sessions with THRESHER: Identifying coherent and complete sets of fine-granular source code changes” authored by Taeumel, Platz, Steinert, Hirschfeld, and Masuhara, is accepted Computer Software (a journal of JSSST).