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Ilya Sergey

Associate Professor (tenure track) at Yale-NUS College and NUS School of Computing
Lead Language Designer at Zilliqa
Postal Address:

Yale-NUS College, 28 College Avenue West
#01-501, Singapore 138533
Office:
#RC3-01-03E, Cendana (YNC), AS3-06-16 (NUS SoC)
Office Phone: +65 6516 1903
Office Hours: Wed 5:15-7:00pm (@YNC, during academic term)
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I am a tenure-track Associate Professor at Yale-NUS College (Singapore), holding a joint appointment with NUS School of Computing, where I am also a Co-PI at NUS Crystal Centre. In 2015-2018, I was a faculty at University College London. Prior to that, I was a postdoc at IMDEA Software Institute. I hold a PhD in Computer Science from KU Leuven, and MSc in mathematics from Saint Petersburg State University. Before joining academia I worked as a software engineer at JetBrains in IntelliJ IDEA team.

I do research in programming language theory, including, but not limited to types, semantics, software verification, and program synthesis. Lately, I have been mostly focusing on developing sound and scalable methodologies for building provably correct concurrent and distributed systems.

Some random facts about me:

Curriculum Vitae: [PDF]


What's New

Two postdoc positions, on program synthesis for concurrency and mechanised verification of byzantine protocols, are currently available in my group at NUS School of Computing. Get in touch if interested!

Consider giving a talk at NUS SoC PLV Seminar Series.
Dec 24 Our paper on enhancing deductive program synthesis with read-only permissions will appear at ESOP 2020.
Dec 23 My post on Composition in Distributed Systems has appeared in SIGPLAN PL Perspectives Blog.
Oct 24 Our work on Scilla has received a Distinguished Artifact Award at OOPSLA 2019.
Oct 8 I'm looking forward to give a keynote on the Scilla journey on October 11 at the 1st Workshop on Formal Methods for Blockchains in Porto. Here are the slides from my talk.
Sep 17 Delighted to be awarded a National Satellite of Excellence in Trustworthy Software Systems grant on my CertiChain project. An advert for postdoc positions will follow soon.
Sep 6 Our paper on Scilla, a smart contract language of Zilliqa blockchain will appear at OOPSLA 2019.
Sep 3 Our paper QED at Large: A Survey of Engineering of Formally Verified Software has been published in the journal on Foundations and Trends in Programming Languages. Drop us a line if you need a copy.
Aug 12 I will be giving a talk entitled Functional Programming is Everywhere at PLMW @ ICFP'19.
Aug 10 Kiran Gopinathan joins the team as a PhD student at SoC. Welcome, Kiran!
Aug 7 My post What Does It Mean for a Program Analysis to Be Sound? has appeared in SIGPLAN PL Perspectives Blog.
Jun 27 I will be giving a keynote talk at PODC 2019 on August 1.

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Students and Research Associates

I am very fortunate to work with these brilliant people:
Current and past affiliates

Recent Publications and Manuscripts

[All publications | DBLP | Google Scholar | CSAuthors]
Lecture notes

Selected Projects and Software

[GitHub]

I am a also a creator of the La Clojure plugin for IntelliJ IDEA. It is no longer maintained, but its sources are available on GitHub.


In Press


Teaching


Collaborators

Over the years, I have been very lucky to work on joint research projects with some great people:


Miscellanea

I am married to CG artist Lilia Anisimova.

I am on Twitter as @ilyasergey.

Last time I checked, my Erdős number was 4.

The photo above is couresy of Elena Alhimovich. Here is my "official" photo, suitable for appropriate occasions. Yet another picture of mine by Jorge Cham, for I have contributed to the PHD Movie 2 on Kickstarter.

While living in Madrid, I enjoyed its inimitable atmosphere and delicious food. For the latter, this Maribel's Dining Guide to Madrid (kindly provided by Aleks Nanevski) always came in handy.


Last modified: Wed Jan 29 16:34:57 +08 2020