Welcome to the home page of the HiperSpace
Research Group! HiperSpace consists of a
group of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the
Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of
Delaware. Our research addresses various aspects of
program analysis and transformation for code optimization and software
tools, targeted toward software engineering and high performance
computer architectures. Current research projects focus on mobile code
validation through static program analysis, analysis
and testing of web-based software systems, online impact analysis
for software maintenance, testing program-based security
mechanisms, techniques and tools for aspect mining, and
developing an integrated approach to improve communication performance
in high performance clusters.
We are constantly changing our membership, and often
for new members to join our research group as a graduate student doing
Ph.D. research, as a master's student interested in doing a master's
thesis, or as an undergraduate student interested in summer
undergraduate research or an honors thesis. If you are interested in
discussing the possibility of joining our research group, send email to
Lori Pollock to
set up an
Professors Lori Pollock and Vijay Shanker are featured in an article on UDaily talking about
the NSF grant that they have received. This grant is for their seminal work in introducing Natural Language Processing
techniques to the field of program analysis, thereby helping in a variety of program comprehension and maintenance tasks.
Here is a link to the article (our archived version) UD researchers mine words to help programmers
HiperSpace students are currently working on projects on
mobile code security, testing of
web applications, aspect-oriented program analysis and mining,
optimizations for cluster parallel programming, and exploiting dynamic
compilers for dynamic program analysis.
We have a research
project overview in PowerPoint and more complete
information on the projects here.
SIGSYS Current schedule
SIGSYS is a weekly seminar discussing recent
papers of relevance to issues in systems,
high-performance computing, program analysis, and compilation
effective program compilation, programming languages and paradigms,
software tools, and analysis and optimization techniques for high
performance architectures and computing systems, including high
performance microprocessors, vector, parallel and distributed computing
systems, and networks of workstations.
Speakers include leading researchers from
academia, industry, and within the department.
Sign up for CISC 890-016
CLQ:SIG:High Performance Computing
For more information about SIGHPC contact Dr.
Fall 2005 schedule
SIGPACT Fall 2003 schedule
SIGPACT Spring 2003 schedule
SIGPACT Fall 2002 schedule
SIGPACT Spring 2002 schedule
SIGPACT Fall 2001 schedule
|| Graduate Coursework Most Relevant to the Research
(Courses in ECE may also apply.)
662 Computer Systems Architecture
672 Advanced Compiler Construction
872 Advanced Program Analysis and Transformations
873 Compiling for Advanced Architectures
- CISC 874 Parallel
Programming - Overview of high performance computing architectures,
parallel program performance measurement, different paradigms for
achieving parallelism including automatic parallelization, message
passing, shared memory, data parallel programming with HPF, task and
loop scheduling, debugging parallel programs, issues in getting good
performance on parallel architectures. PREREQ: CISC 662 is recommended.
- CISC 879
Software Tools and Environments (Spring 2007)
- CISC 879
Software Testing and Maintenance (Spring 2004)
- NSF - The National Science Foundation (Grants 0702401, 0509170, and 0720712)
- CTA - Army Research Lab Collaborative Technology
- ARL - The Army Research Laboratory
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||Affiliated labs, professional
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|| A little bit of history
about HiperSpace . . .