Computer Science Speaking Skills Talk

— 11:00am

Virtual Presentation - ET - Remote Access - Zoom

DI WANG , Ph.D. Student

Type-Guided Worst-Case Input Generation

An important characteristic of a computer program is its resource requirements, that is, the amount of resource such as time, memory, power, etc. that the program needs to execute. Analyzing the worst-case resource usage of a program has many applications, such as finding performance bottlenecks. Besides an analysis of the worst-case behavior, it is often desirable to obtain specific inputs such that executing the analyzed program on these inputs exhibits the worst-case performance.
In this talk, I present a provably sound technique for type-guided worst-case input generation for functional programs. The technique builds on automatic amortized resource analysis, a type-based technique for deriving symbolic bounds on the resource usage of functions. Experiments demonstrate that the technique works effectively and can derive worst-case inputs with hundreds of integers for sorting algorithms, operations on search trees, and insertions into hash tables.
Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the CSD Speaking Skills Requirement.

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