Calvin Lin
    Professor of Computer Science
    University of Texas, Austin
Honors and Awards
Research Projects
I do research in compilers, with a current focus on security and scalable and precise analysis, including pointer analysis. I also have interests in microarchitecture, and I have written a textbook with Larry Snyder called Principles of Parallel Programming. (Errata for the first printing.)  

Select Publications
  Linearizing Irregular Memory Accesses for Improved Correlated Prefetching
with A. Jain
46th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2013.
(Finalist, Best Paper Award)

Using Cargo-Bot to Provide Contextualized Learning of Recursion
with J. Tessler and B. Beth
International Computing Education Research Workshop, 2013.

Dynamic Scheduling for Large-Scale Distributed-Memory Ray Tracing
with P. Navratil, H. Childs, and D. Fussell
Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, 2012.
(Best Paper Award)

Flow-Sensitive Pointer Analysis for Millions of Lines of Code
with B. Hardekopf
International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization, 2011, pp. 289--298.
(Best Paper Award)

Efficient and Extensible Security Enforcement Using Dynamic Data Flow Analysis
with Walter Chang and Brandon Streiff
Computer and Communications Security, 2008, pp. 39-50.

The Ant and the Grasshopper: Fast and Accurate Pointer Analysis for Millions of Lines of Code
with Ben Hardekopf
Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation, June, 2007, pp. 290-299.
(Best Paper Award)

Error Checking with Client-Driven Pointer Analysis
with Samuel Z. Guyer
Science of Computer Programming Journal, vol 58, 2005, pp. 83-114.

Broadway: A Compiler for Exploiting the Domain-Specific Semantics of Software Libraries
with Samuel Z. Guyer
Proceedings of the IEEE, Special issue on program generation, optimization, and adaptation, 93(2), 2005, pp. 342-357.

Adaptive History-Based Memory Schedulers
with Ibrahim Hur
37th International Symposium on Microarchitecture, December, 2004, pp. 343-354.
(Best Paper Award)

Neural Methods for Dynamic Branch Prediction
with Daniel Jiménez
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 20(4), November 2002. pp. 369-397.

ZPL: A Machine Independent Programming Language for Parallel Computers
with B. Chamberlain, S. Choi, E. Lewis, L. Snyder, and W. Weathersby
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 26(3), March, 2000, pp. 197-211,


The most important thing you can do
is what you're doing when you're doing it.
When you study, study,
and when you play, play.

                    - Pete Carril


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Postal address:
Dept. of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin
2317 Speedway, D9500
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  Last updated: February 2, 2014