From May 14 to 25, Benoît Valiron (LRI, Orsay), will be visiting the Instituto de Ciencias de la Computación (UBA-CONICET) to work with Alejandro Díaz-Caro.
Gervasio Perez obtained his PhD in Computer Science on April 18, 2018, at Universidad de Buenos Aires under the direction of Sergio Yovine (UBA/CONICET).
Title: Specification, design and implementation of a pattern-based concurrent programming environment
Abstract: Developing correct and efficient parallel software in a cost-effective way is challenging. There are a number of pitfalls that lead to incorrect behaviors and poor performance. Pattern-based software design could help achieving correctness and scalability. However, it has several drawbacks: (a) most patterns are not broadly supported by current parallel-programming models and languages; (b) most often than not getting the appropriate pattern right is difficult; and (c) most patterns do not compose easily, thus making it hard to deal with heterogeneous parallelism.
As an attempt to overcoming these issues, the contribution of this thesis is threefold. First, it proposes a parallel-programming pattern, called PCR , consisting of producers, consumers, and reducers which operate concurrently on data sets. To favor correctness, the semantics of PCRs is mathematically defined in terms of the formalism FXML . PCRs are shown to be composable and to seamlessly subsume other well-known parallel-programming patterns, thus providing a framework for heterogeneous designs. Second, it formally shows how the PCR pattern can be correctly implemented in terms of a more concrete parallel execution model. Third, it proposes a platform-agnostic C++ template library to express PCRs . It briefly presents a prototype compiler based on C++ template re-writing which automatically generates distributed implementations relying on the Intel Concurrent Collections C++ library. The programming and code-generation suite is illustrated through several case studies. Overall, the proposed framework provides means to enhance parallel software quality and productivity through an automated methodology based on high-level, platform-independent programming constructs, and a compiling infrastructure to generate portable, executable code.
Juan P. Galeotti is member of the Program Committee of the 10th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering to be held in Montpellier, France, 2018
Juan P. Galeotti is member of the Program Committee of the 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering to be held in Montpellier, France, 2018.
Hernán Melgratti will be visiting IRIF from May 2 to June 4, 2018, funded by a Chaire Alicia Moreau.
The 13th Latin American Theoretical Informatics (LATIN 2018) is successfully being held at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Several members from Infinis are involved both, in the organization and in the program committees.
Delia KESNER, professor at Université Paris Diderot, researcher at IRIF, and director of the LIA INFINIS has been appointed as senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France as of October 1, 2018, for a period of five years.
Researchers appointed at the Institut Universitaire de France are placed in a delegation position. They continue to work in their home institution and are discharged from two-thirds of their teaching service.
From April 10 to 20, Brigitte Vallée (CNRS, Univ. de Caen) is visiting Buenos Aires to attend Latin 2018 and to work with Eda Cesaratto.
Guido Chari obtained his PhD in Computer Science on December 13, 2017, at Universidad de Buenos Aires under the direction of Diego Garbervetsky (UBA/CONICET) and Stephane Ducasse (INRIA Lile). Guido will continue with a postdoctoral position at the Czech Technical University in Prague, under the direction of Jan Vitek.
From March 26 to April 7, Alejandro Díaz-Caro (UNQ/CONICET), will be visiting the LSV and LRI at Université Paris-Saclay (Cachan and Orsay) to work with Gilles Dowek and Benoît Valiron.
Previously, Alejandro Díaz-Caro will be at giving a seminar at the Workshop on Combining Viewpoints in Quantum Theory in Edinburgh (March 19-22).