The Programming Research Group is working on programming languages and programming environments. Graduate and undergraduate students of Tokyo Tech and the University of Tokyo are working together. 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.

Two papers on context-oriented programming are presented at COP’15

The following papers are presented at 7th International Workshop on Context-Oriented Programming co-located with ECOOP’15

A paper on concurrent separation logic for GPGPU is accepted by IPSJ Transaction on Programming.

A paper on “Proof of Soundness of Concurrent Separation Logic for GPGPU in Coq” authored by Asakura, Masuhara, Aotani is accepted by IPSJ Transaction on Programming.

A talk on soundness of concurrent separation logic by using coq is given at IPSJ PRO workshop

A talk on “Proof of Soundness of Concurrent Separation Logic for GPGPU in Coq” is given by Izumi AsakuraHidehiko Masuhara, and Tomoyuki Aotani at the 104th IPSJ PRO workshop.

Paper presentation on a trace-based debugger at ACM SAC 2015

A paper entitled “The Omission Finder for Debugging What-Should-Have-Happened Bugs in Object-Oriented Programs”, authored by Kohei Sakurai and Hidehiko Masuhara is presented at ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) 2015[PDF]


New members: Okugawa, Taya, and Watanabe

Taya: I would like to know what I do not know about programming languages.

Okugawa: I want to read many books about computer.

Watanabe: I want to write more programs.

Members as of April 2015

Professor Robert Hirschfeld visited our group

Professor Robert Hirschfeld from Hasso-Plattner Institut has visited our group from March 24 to April 7. He gave lectures on Context-Oriented Programming and Design Thinking Research.

Paper on a generalized layer activation mechanism for context-oriented programming at MODULARITY’15

A paper entitled “Generalized Layer Activation Mechanism Through Contexts and Subscribers”, authored by Tetsuo Kamina, Tomoyuki Aotani and Hidehiko Masuhara, is presented at 14th International Conference on Modularity (MODULARITY’15).  [PDF]

Poster presentations at PPL 2015 in Matsuyama

Following posters are presented at PPL2015.

Imai, Kiriyama and Fujita presented bachelor’s thesis

Imai, Kiriyama and Fujita presented their bachelor’s theses at the Tokyo Institute of Technology

Theses titles:

  • Shiranui: Live Programming Environment Integrating Test (Tomoki Imai)
  • Compile-time Datatype Composition for Efficiency and Modularity (Hirotada Kiriyama)
  • Chop&Graft: an Aspect Oriented Mechanism to Cut and Paste Global Control Flows(Kenta Fujita)

Poster presentation on Ikra at ISP2S2

posterPoster presentation on A Dynamically-typed Language for Prototyping High-Performance Data Parallel Programs is given by Hidehiko Masuhara and Tomoyuki Aotani at JST/CREST International Symposium on Post Petascale System Software at Kobe.