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The Software Analysis and Compilation Lab @ UD consists of a group of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. Our research addresses various aspects of program analysis and transformation for code optimization and software tools, targeted toward software engineering and high performance computer architectures. Current research projects focus on natural language analysis of software to improve software maintenance tools, analysis and testing of web-based software systems, and analysis and optimization of MPI parallel programs for effective communication-computation overlap.

We are constantly changing our membership, and often have opportunities for new members to join our research group as a graduate student doing Ph.D. research, as a master's student interested in doing a master's thesis, or as an undergraduate student interested in summer undergraduate research or an honors thesis. If you are interested in discussing the possibility of joining our research group, send email to Lori Pollock to set up an appointment.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities


UDaily UD Computer Science Students Create Teaching Aids

Professor Lori Pollock and Terry Harvey led a fast-track Winter Session course in 2009 designed to explore how students would respond to new teaching methods and materials, to explore the challenges of incorporating robots into introductory computer sciences courses, and to initiate UD involvement in the One Laptop per Child program.

2009/06/23 17:21

UDaily Researchers Mine Words to Help Programmers

Professors Lori Pollock and Vijay Shanker are featured in an article on UDaily talking about the NSF grant that they received in 2008. This grant is for their seminal work in introducing Natural Language Processing techniques to the field of program analysis, thereby helping in a variety of program comprehension and maintenance tasks.

2009/06/23 17:19

UDaily: Transformation Grants Spark Passion for Learning

Lori Pollock is featured in an article about Transformation Grants. Lori talks about creating the Computer Science Museum and what the Museum tells us about advances in technology.

2007/05/11 13:15

Sponsors of our Research

  • NSF - The National Science Foundation (Grants 0702401, 0509170, and 0720712)
  • CTA - Army Research Lab Collaborative Technology Alliance
  • ARL - The Army Research Laboratory

Location and Directions

We are in 213 Smith Hall, on the main campus of University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, not far off of Interstate-95.

From the North on Interstate-95:

  • Take exit #1B: 896 North (following the signs for the University of Delaware)
  • Follow 896 North, which becomes South College Avenue if you go straight (896 will turn to the left)
  • Keep going straight on South College to the University's Main Campus (approx. 2 miles)
  • Smith Hall is located on your left on the corner of South College Avenue and Amstel Avenue (right next to the pedestrian over-pass)
  • Visitor parking is available on the left on South College Avenue just before Smith Hall (Lot 41 in parking map, look for the University Visitor's Center) or in the parking garage located on Main Street (Lot 17 in parking map)

From the South on Interstate-95:

  • Take exit 109 A-B in Maryland to avoid the toll at the DE line. Take the far ramp toward Newark, which will put you on Elkton-Newark Road.
  • You will be on Elkton Road for 3-4 miles until it merges into one lane and curves right, where it changes into Delaware Avenue.
  • At the light, turn RIGHT onto South College Avenue. Smith Hall is the second building on your right
  • Visitor parking is available
    • in a lot on the right on South College Avenue (Lot 41 in parking map, look for the University Visitor's Center) and
    • in a parking garage on Amstel Avenue. Make a RIGHT at the light onto Amstel Avenue and a LEFT at the next stop sign. Parking garage is on your RIGHT (Lot 14C in parking map).

Bring your parking receipt to the CIS Office for validation.

For more info and maps, check here

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  • 213 Smith Hall   •   Computer & Information Sciences   •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
    Phone: 302-831-6339  •   Fax: 302-831-8458