EECS graduate student Jeffrey Bezanson has been awarded the 2012 Horizontal Software Fellowship in Computational Engineering. Jeff is developing Julia, a new high-level language designed to eliminate the tradeoff between performance and productivity in technical computing. The project explores ways to balance language flexibility with advanced compiler optimizations, so the same language can be used for both scripting and developing computational kernels. Julia is a rapidly growing open source project, also encompassing work on parallel programming interfaces, scheduling algorithms in distributed memory, and cloud-ready scaling. To learn more about Julia see http://julialang.org.
Advisor: Alan Edelman.