Research staff
Jan Vitek
Joined Czech Technical University, 2016
Joined Northeastern, 2014
Joined Purdue, 1999
PhD, University of Geneva, 1999
MSc, University of Victoria, 1995

I work on the design and implementation of programming languages. I led the implementation of the first real-time Java virtual machine to be flight-tested. With Noble and Potter, I proposed what became known as Ownership Types. I tried to understand JavaScript by dynamic analysis and am now looking at supporting scalable data analysis in R.

Tomáš Kalibera
Joined Czech Technical University, 2016
Post-doc at University of Kent, 2010-2012
Post-doc at Purdue, 2007-2009
Joined Charles University, 2007
PhD, Charles University, 2006

I work on R language implementation (AST/byte-code interpreter, runtime). I worked on Java and real-time Java implementations (garbage collector, ahead-of-time compiler, interrupt control), on benchmarks and on benchmarking methodology (modeling non-determinism with random effects).

Filip Křikava
Post-doctoral researcher
Joined Czech Technical University, 2015
Post-doc at INRIA Lille, 2013-2015
PhD, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, 2013

Coming from software engineering and domain-specific modeling. I’m interested in various aspects of programming languages in particular in static and dynamic program analysis. Most recently I have been working on dynamic tracing in R.

Paley Li
Post-doctoral researcher
Joined Czech Technical University, 2017
Post-doc at Northeastern University, 2015-2017
PhD, Victoria University of Wellington, 2015

My research interests is in programming languages, specifically type theory, ownership types, and local reasoning for memory management. Most recently, I have been working on formalising object cloning for ownership types.

Konrad Siek
Post-doctoral researcher
Joined Czech Technical University, 2017
PhD, Poznań University of Technology, 2017

I am interested in contributing to programming language research, which is a new field to me. I have a background in distributed computing, concurrency, and transactional memory. I am currently exploring the R language, its compilation, tracing, and static analysis.

Jan Ječmen
MSc student
Joined Czech Technical University, 2016

I am a master's student at FIT CTU. I am interested in implementation of programming languages.

Administrative Staff
Lucie Lerch
Project Manager
Joined Czech Technical University, 2016

I am the first point of contact for any issues or discrepancies arising from anywhere. My work is to prepare, coordinate, control such matters as budget, reports and various issues linked to the project. My goal is to give others as much space as possible to concentrate on their research work.

Alumni and Former Members
Jakub Žitný
MSc student
January 2016 - January 2017

I worked on an analysis of large software repositories. This included exploring properties of JavaScript projects on GitHub, searching for clones within the projects and looking for ways to apply machine learning techniques to improve security and performance of JavaScript code without executing it.

Michal Vácha
BSc student
February - May 2016

I worked in PRL-PRG lab on my bachelors thesis. My assignment was to implement serialization of closures in genthat, an automatic test generator for R.

Filippo Ghibellini
BSc student
August - May 2016

While I was an intern in the PRG lab, I spent six months in Boston at Northeastern working on genthat, a tool for automated test generation for R packages.

Alena Sochůrková
PhD student
August 2016 - August 2017

Tomáš Licek
PhD student
October 2016 - May 2017

Jan Noha
PhD student
October 2016 - May 2017