UTCS Colloquia - Dr. Ben Zorn, Principal Researcher and Research Manager, RiSE group, Microsoft Research, "Synthesis and Security in a World of Devices and Services"
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Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties
Host: Keshav K Pingali
Speaker Bio: Ben Zorn is a Principal Researcher and co-manager of the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. After receiving a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 1989, he served eight years on the Computer Science faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder, receiving tenure and being promoted to Associate Professor in 1996. He left the University of Colorado in 1998 to join Microsoft Research, where he currently works. Ben’s research interests include programming language design and implementation for performance, reliability, and security. He has served as an Associate Editor of the ACM journals Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems and Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization, a Member-at-Large of the SIGPLAN Executive Committee, and as the Steering Committee Chair for the Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) Conference. He has served as both Program Chair (1999) and General Chair (2010) of PLDI and currently serves on the ACM Software Systems Award Committee.
For more information, visit his web page at http://research.microsoft.com/~zorn/.
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