David Pearce

Registered user since Wed 7 Jan 2015

Name: David Pearce

Bio: David (@whileydave) graduated with a PhD from Imperial College London in 2005, and took up a lecturer position at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. David’s PhD thesis was on efficient algorithms for pointer analysis of C, and his techniques have since been incorporated into GCC. His interests are in programming languages, compilers and static analysis.

Since 2009, he has been developing the Whiley Programming Language (whiley.org) which is designed specifically to simplify program verification. Prior to that, David developed the Java Compiler Kit (JKit), which is an open source Java Compiler aimed at simplifying static analysis.

David has previously interned at Bell Labs, New Jersey, where he worked on compilers for FPGAs; and also at IBM Hursely, UK, where he worked with the AspectJ development team on profiling systems.

Country: United Kingdom

Affiliation: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Personal website: http://homepages.ecs.vuw.ac.nz/~djp/

Research interests: Programming Languages, Compilers, Software Verification


MoreVMs'20Committee Member in Program Committee within the MoreVMs'20-track
SPLASH 2020Author of Putting the Semantics into Semantic Versioning within the Onward! Essays-track
VMIL 2019Committee Member in Program Committee within the VMIL 2019-track
GPCE 2019Committee Member in Program Committee within the GPCE 2019-track
MSR 2019Author of Dependency Versioning in the Wild within the MSR 2019 Technical Papers-track
ECOOP 2019Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
VMIL 2018Author of Towards Compilation of an Imperative Language for FPGAs within the VMIL 2018-track
SLE 2018General Chair in Organizing Committee within the SLE 2018-track
Author of Opening within the SLE 2018-track
GPCE 2018Author of Awards within the GPCE 2018-track
Author of Opening within the GPCE 2018-track
SPLASH 2018Mentor in Mentors within the Breakfasts-track
Session Chair of Safe Merging (part of OOPSLA)
ARRAY 2017Author of Array Programming in Whiley within the ARRAY 2017-track
GPCE 2017Author of Rewriting for Sound and Complete Union, Intersection and Negation Types within the GPCE 2017-track
SLE 2017Committee Member in Steering Committee within the SLE-track
PLDI 2018Committee Member in External Review Committee
FTfJP 2016Author of A Mechanical Soundness Proof for Subtyping Over Recursive Types within the FTfJP-track
ECOOP 2017Author of Contracts in the Wild: A Study of Java Programs within the ECOOP Research Papers-track
NOOL 2015Author of Whiley: a Better C? within the NOOL-track
ECOOP 2016Committee Member in External Review Committee within the Research Track-track
PLATEAU 2015Author of Some Usability Hypotheses for Verification within the PLATEAU-track
SPLASH 2016Committee Member in Program Committee within the Workshops-track
SLE 2015SLE Steering Committee Member in Steering Committee
Author of The Whiley Rewrite Language (WyRL) within the SLE-track
Committee Member in Program Committee within the SLE-track
Session Chair of Tools I (part of SLE)
SLE 2013Author of Whiley: a Platform for Research in Software Verification within the Research Papers-track