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Programming Language Design and Implementation 2013

June 16–22, 2013 | Seattle, WA, United States

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Once again, Microsoft Research is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the ACM SIGPLAN conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2013). We are delighted to welcome the worldwide computer programming language community to Seattle, the home of Microsoft. Microsoft Research has a long tradition of participating in PLDI and this website refers you to the papers that our researchers will present. We hope that you take time to attend the sessions and learn about our research.


To celebrate PLDI being held in Seattle this year, we cordially invite all PLDI attendees to a free open house at the Microsoft Research Redmond lab on Tuesday, June 18, 5:30–8:30 P.M. Microsoft researchers will demonstrate their coolest technologies and will be available for discussions about their latest projects. Also, enjoy delicious food, wine, and beer from the Pacific Northwest. 

Keynote Address

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Jim Larus, principal researcher, Microsoft Research
Monday June 17, 9:00–10:00 A.M.

James Larus is a director of the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG) in Microsoft Research. Jim has been an active contributor to the programming languages, compiler, and computer architecture communities. He joined Microsoft Research as a senior researcher in 1998 and, for five years, led the Software Productivity Tools group, which developed and applied a variety of innovative techniques in static program analysis and constructed tools that found software bugs. This group's research was beneficial to the research community, and also was used in Microsoft products (such as the Static Driver Verifier and FX/Cop). Jim then became the research area manager for Programming Languages and Tools and started the Singularity research project, which demonstrated that modern programming languages and software engineering techniques could fundamentally improve software architectures. Subsequently, he helped start XCG, which is developing the hardware and software to support cloud computing.

Before joining Microsoft, Jim was an assistant and associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in1989, and an AB in Applied Mathematics from Harvard in 1980. Jim became an ACM Fellow in 2006.

About PLDI

PLDI is a forum where researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners exchange information on the latest practical and experimental work in the design and implementation of programming languages. PLDI presents original research papers that focus on the design, implementation, development, and use of programming languages. PLDI emphasizes innovative and creative approaches to compile-time and runtime technology, novel language designs and features, and results from implementations.