Dr Chris Brown
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Computer Science
University of St Andrews
North Haugh, St Andrews
cmb21 (at) st-andrews (dot) ac (dot) uk
My main research interest is in the field of functional programming, in particular the functional language Haskell. In particular, I am interested in transformation techniques (in the style of Burstall and Darlington), refactoring and analysing Haskell programs. I am currently a research fellow on ParaPhrase. A 3-year FP7 funded EU project that started on 1st October 2011. Total cost 3.54 million euros.
In addition to this, I am also working on implementing parallel Haskell Eden Skeletons, as part of the SCIEnce project, with Professor Kevin Hammond.
Specific projects that I am working on include:
I made a number of screencasts for SymGrid-Par, which can be accessed here.
- Parallel Patterns for Adaptive Heterogeneous Multicore Systems: ParaPhrase.
- Refactoring Haskell Programs: HaRe.
- Parallel Skeletons for Symbolic Computation: SCIEnce.
- SymGrid-Par: SymGrid-Par.
- CASH: the Computer Algebra SHell.
Most of my research record is on PURE, more details of unpublished papers, technical reports and miscellaneous items can be found below.
- Easy Composition of Symbolic Computation Software using SCSCP: A New Lingua Franca for Symbolic Computation. S. Linton, K. Hammond, A. Konovolov, C. Brown, P. W. Trinder, H-W. Loidl, P. Horn and D. Roozemond. Journal of Symbolic Computation, special issue, 2011. Stephen Watt, editor.
- The ParaPhrase Project: Parallel Patterns for Adaptive Heterogeneous Multicore Systems. Kevin Hammond, Marco Aldinucci, Christopher Brown, Francesco Cesarini, Marco Danelutto, Horacio Gonzalez-Velez, Peter Kilpatrick, Rainer Keller, Thomas N ̈atschlager and Gilad Shainer Gilad Shainer. In LNCS post-proceedings of FMCO 2011. To Appear. Turin, Italy, October 2011.
- Paraphrasing: Generating Parallel Programs using Refactoring. Christopher Brown, Kevin Hammond, Marco Danelutto, Peter Kilpatrick, Holger Schoener and Tino Bredding. In LNCS post-proceedings of FMCO 2011. To Appear. Turin, Italy, October 2011.
- A Language-Independent Parallel Refactoring Framework Christopher Brown, Kevin Hammond, Marco Danelutto and Peter Kilpatrick. In the Fifth ACM Workshop on Refactoring Tools. To Appear. Rapperswil, Switzerland. June. 2012.
- Paraforming: Forming Haskell Programs using Novel Refactoring Techniques. Christopher Brown, Hans-Wolfgang Loidl and Kevin Hammond. In Ricardo Pena, editor, Twelth Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming, Madrid May 2011.
- Improving your Cash flow: the Computer Algebra SHell. Christopher Brown, Hans-Wolfgang Loidl, Jost Berthold and Kevin Hammond. In Juriaan Hage, editor, 22nd Symposium on Implementation and Application of Function Languages. September 2010.
- An Expression Processor: A Case Study in Refactoring Haskell Programs. Christopher Brown, Huiqing Li, and Simon Thompson. In Rex Page, editor, Eleventh Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming, page 15pp, May 2010.
- Clone Detection and Elimination for Haskell. Christopher Brown and Simon Thompson. In John Gallagher and Janis Voigtlander, editors, PEPM'10: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation, pages 111-120. ACM Press, January 2010.
Technical Reports/Unpublished/Ideas in Progress
Here is a list of some recent talks that I have given: