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Gordon Stewart

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About Me

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science at Princeton University, working with Andrew Appel on the Verified Software Toolchain project.
In August 2015, I start work as an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio University, in Athens, OH.
I do research in programming languages, interactive theorem proving, and software security. I received my PhD in Computer Science from Princeton in 2015, and an AB in Classics from Harvard in 2006. My CV is here.

Contact Information

Office: Computer Science 242
Cell: (609) 751-3839



Program Logics for Certified Compilers.
Andrew W. Appel, Robert Dockins, Aquinas Hobor, Lennart Beringer, Josiah Dodds, Gordon Stewart, Sandrine Blazy, Xavier Leroy. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Refereed Conference and Workshop Papers

Ziria: A DSL for Wireless Systems Programming.
Gordon Stewart, Mahanth Gowda, Geoffrey Mainland, Bozidar Radunovic, Dimitrios Vytiniotis, Cristina Luengo Agullo.
ASPLOS'15: The 20th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, March 2015.

Compositional CompCert.
Gordon Stewart, Lennart Beringer, Santiago Cuellar, Andrew W. Appel.
POPL'15: The 42nd ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages, January 2015.

Portable Software Fault Isolation.
Joshua Kroll, Gordon Stewart, Andrew W. Appel.
CSF'14: The 27th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium, July 2014.

Verified Compilation for Shared-memory C.
Lennart Beringer, Gordon Stewart, Robert Dockins, Andrew W. Appel.
ESOP'14: Proceedings of the 23rd European Symposium on Programming, April 2014. Files accompanying the paper are available here.

Computational Verification of Network Programs in Coq.
Gordon Stewart.
CPP'13: Proceedings of Certified Programs and Proofs, December 2013. Files accompanying the paper are available here.

Dependent Types for Enforcement of Information Flow and Erasure Policies in Heterogeneous Data Structures.
Gordon Stewart, Anindya Banerjee, Aleksandar Nanevski.
PPDP'13: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming, September 2013. Files accompanying the paper are available here.

Verified Heap Theorem Prover by Paramodulation.
Gordon Stewart, Lennart Beringer, Andrew W. Appel.
ICFP'12: Proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming, September 2012.

Local Actions for a Curry-style Operational Semantics.
Gordon Stewart, Andrew W. Appel.
PLPV'11: Proceedings of the 5th ACM workshop on Programming Languages Meets Program Verification, January 2011. Files accompanying the paper are available here.

A New Generation of Textual Corpora: Mining Corpora From Very Large Collections.
Gordon Stewart, Gregory Crane, Alison Babeu.
JCDL'07: Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, June 2007.

Posters, Demos, Extended Abstracts

Ziria: Language for Rapid Prototyping of Wireless PHY, with Mahanth Gowda, Geoffrey Mainland, Bozidar Radunovic, and Dimitrios Vytiniotis, at
MobiCom 2014, September 2014 (poster),
SIGCOMM 2014, August 2014 (demo), and
SRIF 2014, August 2014 (demo).

Towards Verified Shared-memory Cooperation for C (extended abstract).
Lennart Beringer, Gordon Stewart, Robert Dockins, Andrew W. Appel.
LOLA'13: Syntax and Semantics of Low-Level Languages, June 2013.

Technical Reports

Ziria: Wireless Programming for Hardware Dummies.
Gordon Stewart, Mahanth Gowda, Geoffrey Mainland, Bozidar Radunovic, Dimitrios Vytiniotis. Microsoft Research Technical Report no. MSR-TR-2013-135, November 2013.

The CompCert Memory Model, Version 2.
Xavier Leroy, Andrew W. Appel, Sandrine Blazy, Gordon Stewart. INRIA Research Report RR-7987, June 2012.


I've given external research talks at a number of conferences, including POPL 2015 (Mumbai), CPP 2013 (Melbourne), PPDP 2013 (Madrid), ICFP 2012 (Copenhagen), and PLPV 2011 (Austin). I've also spoken at Yale and at a DARPA HACMS site visit on my dissertation research.


In 2013, I received the Wu Prize for Excellence, awarded by the Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science to a handful of graduate students each year. In 2010, I received an honorable mention in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I've also been the recipient of a number of travel support awards; my CV has further details.


I've had the opportunity to teach a number of courses at Princeton, including three recitation sections of Intro. Computer Science (2010-2011), as well as Princeton's project-based Advanced Programming Techniques (2012) course, in which I served as an advisor on some great student projects. More recently, I was a teaching assistant for Programming Languages (2014), taught by Dave Walker.

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