Oliver Bračevac, M.Sc.

I am passionate about programming languages and their formal study. That is, the design of novel language abstractions, type systems and formal reasoning about their properties. On the practical side, I seek to derive correct and efficient interpreter and compiler implementations systematically from formal language specifications.

My PhD thesis topic is on the foundations of reactive and incremental computations. My goal is to find a minimal set of language abstractions that describe the common substrate of closely related, yet different paradigms, e.g., (functional) reactive programming, stream processing, event-based languages and message passing systems. The purpose of this work is to gain new insight on the essence of reactivity and the relation between different schools of thought. Another goal of my work is to incorporate these insights into a new reactive language design and implementation, advancing the state of the art in reactive programming.

My research spans a broad range of subjects. The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of examples:

  • The connection between logic(s) and programming languages (Curry-Howard-Isomorphism). For example, deriving programming languages from a logic. My recent interests involve modal logics and their applications in distributed and reactive programming, e.g., to statically ensure liveness properties.
  • Type systems, type inference and bi-directional checking.
  • Constraint systems and solvers.
  • Functional programming.
  • Category theory.
  • Logical relations.
  • Algebraic effects and monadic computations.
  • Continuations and coroutines.
  • Distributed programming, cloud computing.
  • Actor systems.
  • Stream joins.

I offer thesis topics/labs/hiwi positions for strongly motivated students in any of these areas. Theorists and engineers are both welcome.

My programming language of choice is Scala, my theorem prover of choice is Coq.


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Bračevac, Oliver ; Erdweg, Sebastian ; Salvaneschi, Guido ; Mezini, Mira :
CPL: A Core Language for Cloud Computing.
In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Modularity. MODULARITY 2016. ACM, New York, NY, USA , pp. 94-105. ISBN 978-1-4503-3995-7
[Book section], (2016)

Bračevac, Oliver ; Erdweg, Sebastian ; Salvaneschi, Guido ; Mezini, Mira :
CPL: A Core Language for Cloud Computing -- Technical Report.
In: CoRR, abs/1602.00981
[Article], (2016)


Bračevac, Oliver :
Temporal Correlation Patterns -- Intersecting Joins, Streams, Events and Reactive Programming.
In: Workshop on Reactive and Event-based Languages & Systems co-located with SPLASH '15, 27 Oct 2015.
[Conference or workshop item], (2015)

Erdweg, Sebastian ; Bračevac, Oliver ; Kuci, Edlira ; Krebs, Matthias ; Mezini, Mira :
A Co-contextual Formulation of Type Rules and Its Application to Incremental Type Checking.
In: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications. OOPSLA 2015. ACM, New York, NY, USA Pittsburgh, PA, USA , pp. 880-897. ISBN 978-1-4503-3689-5
[Book section], (2015)


Bračevac, Oliver :
A Formal Model for Event Correlation in Information Flow Processing.
TU Darmstadt
[Masterarbeit], (2013)

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