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I will discuss how, in just 1.5 years, Galois built two new domain-specific languages (DSLs) and used them to develop a "hack-proof", full-featured unpiloted air system. The secret to our increased productivity and assurance was building embedded DSLs, in which the DSLs are libraries in Haskell. We generate embedded C code that is guaranteed to be memory-safe from a relatively small specification.

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Lee Pike manages the Cyber-Physical Systems program at Galois, Inc., a company specializing in software-intensive critical systems. He has been the PI on approximately $10 million of R&D projects funded by NASA, DARPA, and other federal agencies. His research focuses on applying techniques from functional programming, run-time verification, and formal verification to the areas of operating systems, compilers, cryptographic systems, avionics, and control systems. Previously, he was a research scientist in the NASA Langley Formal Methods Group and has a Ph.D in Computer Science from Indiana University.

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