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Calvin Lin

Professor, Sport Club Coach Volunteer
Department of Computer Science, Recreational Sports

Computer Sciences Endowed Faculty Fellowship No. 8 | Distinguished Teaching Professor

Programming Languages and Implementation, Computer Architecture, Security, Compilers, parallel computing, and microarchitecture


Phone: 512-471-9560

Office Location

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712
Research Interests
Lin's research interests are Compilers, (with a current focus on security and scalable and precise analysis, including pointer analysis) parallel computing, and microarchitecture.

Selected Publications 
Semi-Sparse Flow-Sensitive Pointer Analysis, Ben Hardekopf and Calvin Lin ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages 2009, January 2009.

Efficient and Extensible Security Enforcement Using Dynamic Data Flow Analysis, Walter Chang, Brandon Streiff, and Calvin Lin ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference, October 2008, pp. 39-50.

The Ant and the Grasshopper: Fast and Accurate Pointer Analysis for Millions of Lines of Code, Ben Hardekopf and Calvin Lin, ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation, June 2007, pp. 290-299.

Memory Scheduling for Modern Microprocessors, Ibrahim Hur and Calvin Lin, ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 25(4), December, 2007, pp. 10-46.

Neural Methods for Dynamic Branch Prediction. Daniel Jimenez and Calvin Lin, ACM Transactions on Computer Systems. 20(4), November 2002, pp. 369-397.

Principles of Parallel Programming, Calvin Lin and Lawrence Snyder, Addison-Wesley, 2008, ISBN-10: 0321487907, ISBN-13: 9780321487902.

  • Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation, 2007
  • College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, 2003
  • Best Paper Award, 37th IEEE/ ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2004
  • IBM Faculty Partnership Award, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06
  • NSF CAREER Award