Dr. Ben Hardekopf joined our department as an assistant professor. He received a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Computer Science from Duke University in 1997, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from SUNY at Utica/Rome in 2000 while serving as an active-duty officer in the United States Air Force, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009.
His research interests lie in all areas of programming languages, from theory to practice, with a special interest in program analysis and programming language abstraction. Dr. Hardekopf received the 2007 PLDI Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award, and he was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009.