Hi everyone! I’m Bhargav Shivkumar and I’m pursuing my PhD from the University at Buffalo, USA. My research interests lie in the cross section of programming languages and real-time systems. I would like to explore the adaptability of functional programming languages in the real-time systems domain to make such systems much more easily expressible in a higher level language , while at the same time leverage the benefits a functional language brings to the table.
The ECOOP/ISSTA summer school gives me an opportunity to learn about advances in PL in a much more hands on manner, by having experts in that field explain it. The summer school is a great way to be mentored by established researchers which will help me go a long way in my own research as well as my academics. It also presents an opportunity for me to interact with my peers , which I hope will be a kickstarter for new ideas. Overall I have only positive expectations from the summer school and the conference and I am looking forward to being a part of it. I thank the organizers who’ve helped open up such possibilities.