Curry On
July 18-19th, 2016

The Line Between Abstract and Concrete
Michael Bernstein



Abstract interpretation (AI) is a technique developed in the 1970s as a framework to formalize sound approximation of program execution. AI has had an impact on commercial and academic static analysis, and as a technique has recently seen a resurgence. This talk will give a brief history of AI, demonstrate some recent advancements in the field, and ask and hopefully not answer deep philosophical questions regarding the line between abstract and concrete.


Michael R. Bernstein lives in Takoma Park, MD and spends most of his time thinking about pottery, obscure LPs, food, and the intersection of philosophy and Computer Science.