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You have landed at the Internet home of Dr. Edd Barrett: Computer scientist, programmer and OpenBSD developer.

I am currently working as a research associate within the Software Development Team of the Department of Informatics, King's College London. My research topics include: programming language composition; reliable benchmarking; and new Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation techniques. For more information on research activity, see the publications page.

What's New?

  • 2020-11-12: It's been quite a year, hasn't it?
  • 2020-03-10: MoreVMs'20 goes virtual due to COVID-19.
  • 2019-11-11: MoreVMs'20 Call for Extended Abstracts and Talks. Please consider submitting!
  • 2019-10-09: MoreVMs'20 is going ahead!
  • 2019-08-19: Updated my CV for 2019 and fixed some bugs.
  • 2019-04-01: Attended Programming'19.
  • 2018-12-19: Academic service for 2019 sorted!
  • 2018-09-27: Website is now talking IPv6.
  • 2018-09-22: Website is now up on IPFS at QmeJgsYzpdnRXQij3izfatwjJC1fkcMH6iC7Lf8r4fhN8g.
  • 2018-09-11: Website is now talking HTTPS.
  • 2018-07-24: I'm Publicity Chair for ECOOP'19.
  • 2018-06-12: I will be speaking at CurryOn Amsterdam (slides, video).
  • 2018-06-12: I will be speaking at BenchWork'18 (slides).
  • 2018-01-12: Revised my CV.
  • 2017-10-10: I'm on the organising committee for MoreVMs'18.
  • 2017-09-12: Our paper "Virtual Machine Warmup Blows Hot and Cold" will appear at OOPSLA 2017.

Selected Publications

  • [EE PDF Sig Video ]: Virtual Machine Warmup Blows Hot and Cold (2017) Edd Barrett, Carl Friedrich Bolz-Tereick, Rebecca Killick, Sarah Mount and Laurence Tratt, In OOPSLA 2017.

  • [EE PDF Sig Video ]: Fine-grained Language Composition: A Case Study (2016) Edd Barrett, Carl Friedrich Bolz, Lukas Diekmann and Laurence Tratt, In The European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP) 2016.

  • [EE PDF Sig ]: Unipycation: A Case Study in Cross-language Tracing (2013) Edd Barrett, Carl Friedrich Bolz and Laurence Tratt, In Virtual Machines and Intermediate Languages (VMIL) 2013.

  • [EE PDF Sig ]: Range Analysis of Binaries with Minimal Effort (2012) Edd Barrett and Andy King, In Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems (FMICS) 2012.

More publications over at the Publications page.

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