Nate Foster

Nate Foster

Office: 432 Gates Hall
Phone: (607) 255-5210
Email: jnfoster[at]cs.cornell.edu

sabbatical

I am on sabbatical at Stanford and Barefoot Networks during the 2016-2017 academic year. It may take me longer than normal to respond to email. I am still actively recruiting talented research students and postdocs, but I won't be teaching any courses this year.

Overview

My research uses ideas from programming languages to solve problems in networking, databases, and security. Some topics of interest include semantics, type systems, bidirectional languages, data synchronization, and mechanized proof. Recently I spend most of my time thinking about network programming.

News

Projects

COSciN   COSciN

Frenetic

Merlin   Merlin

Forest   Forest
BoomerangBoomerang

Recent Publications [All]

Jonathan DiLorenzo, Richard Zhang, Erin Menzies, Kathleen Fisher, and Nate Foster. Incremental Forest: A DSL for Efficiently Managing Filestores. In ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming Languages, Systems, and Applications (OOPSLA), Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2016. [ conference version ]

Hossein Hojjat, Phillip Reummer, Jedidiah McClurgh, Pavol Cerny, and Nate Foster. Optimizing Horn Solvers for Network Repair. In Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design (FMCAD), Mountain View, CA, USA, October 2016. [ conference version ]

Pavol Cerny, Nate Foster, Nilesh Jagnik, and Jedidiah McClurg. Consistent Network Updates in Polynomial Time. In International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC), Paris, France, September 2016. [ conference version ]

Jedidiah McClurg, Hossein Hojjat, Nate Foster, and Pavol Cerny. Event-Driven Network Programming. In ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI), Santa Barbara, CA, June 2016. [ conference version ]

Nate Foster, Dexter Kozen, Konstantinos Mamouras, Mark Reitblatt, and Alexandra Silva. Probabilistic NetKAT. In European Symposium on Programming (ESOP), Eindhoven, Netherlands, April 2016. [ conference version ]

Karla Saur, Joseph Collard, Nate Foster, Arjun Guha, Laurent Vanbever, and Michael Hicks. Safe and Flexible Controller Upgrades for SDNs. In ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on Software-Defined Networking Research (SOSR), Santa Clara, CA, March 2016. [ conference version ]

Haoxian Chen, Nate Foster, Jake Silverman, Michael Whittaker, Brandon Zhang, and Rene Zhang. Felix: Implementing Traffic Measurement on End Hosts Using Program Analysis. In ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on Software-Defined Networking Research (SOSR), Santa Clara, CA, March 2016. [ conference version ]

Steffen Smolka, Spiridon Eliopoulos, Nate Foster, and Arjun Guha. A Fast Compiler for NetKAT. In ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP), Vancouver, BC, September 2015. [ conference version ]

Nikolaj Bjorner, Nate Foster, Philip Brighten Godfrey, and Pamela Zave. Formal Foundations for Networking (Dagstuhl Seminar 15071). Dagstuhl Reports, 5(2):44--63, 2015. [ DOI | http ]

Research Group

I am very fortunate to work with a great group!

Alumni

* = CRA honoree
# = NSF fellow

Teaching

Current Semester

Past Semesters

Professional Activities

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Last updated January 2012