The research and educational activities described on these pages has been supported in part by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) under grants CNS-15-13263, CCF-14-23370, CCF-13-49153, CCF-11-17937, CCF-10-17334, CNS-07-09217, CNS-06-27354, and a CAREER award 08-46059.
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The laboratory for software design at Iowa State University conducts research in programming languages, compilers and software engineering. Our overarching goal is to develop tools and techniques that enable better design of software intensive systems: a better design that is easier and cheaper to implement, verify and sustain and that is more portable across computing platform differences.
Our two leading projects are Panini that is a capsule-oriented programming language designed to simplify concurrent programming, and Boa that is a domain-specific language and an infrastructure for mining software repositories.
Our research meetings are in 216 Atanasoff Hall on Wednesdays from 2-5:30pm.
Research and Educational Projects