Upcoming meetings

Date     Speaker Official Business Times
6th October 2017 Cancelled
13th October 2017 Ryan Scott (OOPSLA Practice) 4:15pm - 5:00pm
20th October 2017 Andrew Kent (20m talk on Pony lang) 4:15pm - 5:00pm
3rd November 2017 LH101 is busy, need new room Cancelled?

Recent meetings

Date     Speaker Official Business Times
29th September 2017 Normalization by Evaluation - David Christiansen 4:15pm - 5:00pm
22nd September 2017 Space-efficient runtime tracking - Ambrose Bonnaire-Sergeant 4:15pm - 5:00pm
15th September 2017 ICFP Recap 4:15pm - 5:00pm
8th September 2017 Organizational Meeting 4:15pm - 5:00pm
1st September 2017 Lightning talk - Aaron Hsu 4:15pm - 4:25pm
Lightning talk - Ryan Scott 4:30pm - 4:40pm
Lightning talk - Vikraman Choudhury 4:45pm - 4:55pm
25th August 2017, 4:15pm Praveen Narayanan (ICFP practice) 4:15pm - 4:35pm
Chao-Hong Chen (Haskell Symposium practice) 4:40pm - 5:00pm

Weekly meetings

When? Fridays at 4:00pm-6:00pm (during IU Fall/Spring semesters)
Upcoming meetings
Where? Lindley Hall Room 101
What? Eat and mingle, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Talks, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Eat and mingle, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Who? All are welcome to attend! See below for our regulars


Our group's research interests cover a wide spectrum of topics. Check out some of our work: Boost, Build-to-Order BLAS, C++ Concepts, Chapel Generics, Hakaru, Hansei, JavaScript Modules, Racket & Typed Racket, miniKanren, LVars, monad-par, meta-par, WaveScript.


Dan Friedman [Site]
Relational & Logic Languages, Meta-circularity, Reflection
Ryan Newton [Site]
Streaming, Distributed and GPU DSLs, Haskell Deterministic Parallelism
Amr Sabry [Site]
Quantum Computing, Type Theory, Information Effects
Chung-chieh Shan [Site]
Probabilistic Programming, Semantics
Jeremy Siek [Site]
Gradual Typing, Mechanized Metatheory, High-Performance
Sam Tobin-Hochstadt [Site]
Types for Untyped Languages, Contracts, Languages for the Web



Faculty Emeriti

Former Members



Full Talk List

About PL Wonks

We're a group of programming language researchers and enthusiasts who engage in the discussion and study of the semantic and logic foundations of programming languages, language design, type theory, compilers, program analysis and optimization, program specification and construction, and emerging models of computation. We have meetings most weeks during the semester, and an active mailing list. Please consult the following links to attend or sign up.

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