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Web *.o: Simplifying Web Programming
Dr. Nishant Sinha, IBM Research, India
Date & Time: March 21, 2015 11:00
Venue: Lecture Hall, B Block, 02nd/03rd Floors, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kanwal Rekhi (KReSIT) Building
Abstract:
Programming modern, interactive web apps is hard owing to multiple challenges: gluing together multiple mismatched web technologies, ubiquity of dynamically typed languages, heterogeneous mobile platforms and rapid evolution of frameworks and tools. In this talk, I will discuss a set of core programming abstractions which can help drastically simplify modern web programming, thus allowing the developer to focus on the core app design. Time permitting, I will also overview a few other emerging areas of PL/systems research.
Speaker Profile:
Nishant Sinha is a researcher in the Cognitive Solutions and Services department at IBM Research, India. His interests lie in building reliable, distributed and interactive software systems. He obtained his Ph. D. and M. S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engg. from IIT Kharagpur. Before joining IBM Research, he was a Research Staff Member in the System Analysis and Verification group at NEC Labs, Princeton, where he developed automated verification tools for software.
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