263-2100-00L  Research Topics in Software Engineering

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersM. Vechev
Periodicitysemester course
Language of instructionEnglish

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AbstractThis seminar introduces students to the latest research trends in programming languages and systems:

- automated program analysis and synthesis techniques (e.g., new algorithms, combinations with machine learning)

- applications of these techniques to challenges in systems, security, and others.

More information: http://www.srl.inf.ethz.ch/rse2016.php
ObjectiveAt the end of the course, the students should be:

- familiar with a broad range of key research results in the area as well as their applications.

- know how to read and assess high quality research papers

- be able to highlight practical examples/applications, limitations of existing work, and outline potential improvements.
ContentThe course will be structured as a sequence of presentations of high-quality research papers, spanning both theory and practice. These papers will have typically appeared in top conferences spanning several areas such as POPL, PLDI, OOPSLA, OSDI, ASPLOS, SOSP, AAAI, ICML and others.
LiteratureThe publications to be presented will be announced on the seminar home page at least one week before the first session.
Prerequisites / NoticePapers will be distributed during the first lecture.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersM. Vechev
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
Course attendance confirmation requiredNo
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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263-2100-00 SResearch Topics in Software Engineering2 hrs
Mon16-18CHN D 48 »
M. Vechev


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