I am interested in performance-oriented compilation of high-level language constructs. Convenience and safety make generics great for productivity, but due to the erasure transformation, they perform sub-optimally when used with primitive numeric types. This is where I can help. My main project, dubbed miniboxing, is aimed at compiling generic classes down to very efficient bytecode. It is available at scala-miniboxing.org and can speed up generic code by up to 22x.
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23rd of October 2015 - Yannis Smaragdakis will present our paper at the OOPSLA '15 research conference in Pittsburgh, PA.