Steve Blackburn

Registered user since Wed 25 Jun 2014

Name: Steve Blackburn

Bio: My research interests center on the challenge of making software run faster and more power-efficiently on modern hardware. My primary interests include: microarchitectural support for managed languages, fast and efficient garbage collection, and the design and implementation of virtual machines. As a backdrop to this I have a longstanding interest in role of sound methodology and infrastructure in successful research innovation.

Country: Australia

Affiliation: Australian National University

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Research interests: Memory Management, Software and Microarchitecture, Performance Analysis, Virtual Machine Design and Implementation


PLMW@PLDISpeaker in Organizing Committee within the PLMW@PLDI 2016-track
Speaker of The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: A Pragmatic Guide to Assessing Empirical Evaluations within the PLMW@PLDI 2016-track
ISMM 2016Committee Member in Program Committee
Author of Rust as a Language for High Performance GC Implementation within the ISMM-track
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