Nov 15th, 2017, 12:00 pm in Huxley

ICCSW 2017

After a year hiatus, ICCSW was back!

26th - 27th Sept.
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It was a great success on all fronts, with over 30 students attending a variety of interesting and novel talks, covering systems, networking, programming languages and machine learning. This year, aloneside with the student talks, keynotes Google’s Javascript Engine from Leszek Swirski and How to Write a Great Paper from Simon Peyton Jones, and social event in Sky Garden, we had a new addition of a breakfast poster session, where students arose first thing in the morning to be quizzed on their posters, as inquisitive wanderers chowed down on croissants and coffee.

We hosted two exciting keynotes, Google’s JavaScript Engine (Leszek Swirski) and How to Write a Great Paper (Simon Peyton Jones), both of which saw many students and staff attend. Leszek Swirski talked their recent work on optimisation of V8 JavaScript Engine. By looking at the run-time state, they increase the performance of JavaScript codes. Simon Peyton Jones talked several tips for writing a research paper. All those tips are helpful for many junior and even senior researchers.

Leszek Swirski   Simon Peyton Jones

For our social event, we invited the students to explore the Sky Garden atop the Walkie Talkie and took them on a tour of the surrounding London sights, including the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, before settling down for dinner and dessert afterward.

Social Event

We also thank for the dedication and perserverence from the ICCSW committee, hard work by the student authors, financial support from our sponsors, Google, HiPEDS, and the gratiutous support from the department of computing, Imperial College London.

We wish the best of luck to the new committee. Until next year!

Juliana & Fergus,
Chair & Vice-Chair,
ACM Student Chapter 2016-2017.

Leszek Świrski Leszek Świrski received his PhD from The Graphics & Interaction Group ("Rainbow"), University of Cambridge. Before joining Google UK, he worked at Google Mountain View. Now he is in the JavaScript V8 Engine Team at Google. 

Simon Peyton Jones He is a researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England since Sept 1998. He is also an Honorary Professor of the Computing Science Department at Glasgow University, where he was a professor during 1990-1998. His main interests are the design, implementation, and application of lazy functional languages, in practical terms, the design and implementation of the language Haskell. In particular, much of his work is focused around the Glasgow Haskell Compiler, and its ramifications. Email to me→