# CS 6110 Spring 2015 - Advanced Programming Languages

## Announcements

- New Problem Set 5 posted and due Friday May 8. More questions to be added

## Overview

CS6110 Advanced Programming Languages is a course on the mathematical semantics of programming languages. It is basic material for the CS PhD program, and its content is required knowledge for PhD students. Doctoral students in other fields are welcome if they have the appropriate background and know at least one modern programming language. Well prepared undergraduates are also welcome. The course covers elements of formal methods needed to establish properties of programming languages and prove properties of programs. This course is considered essential background for students considering advanced research in programming languages.

**Meeting Times**: MWF 10:10-11:00

**Location**: 219 Phillips Hall

**Instructor:**
**Robert Constable**

Office: 330 Gates Hall

Office Hours: After class and by appointment.

**TA:** Abhishek Anand

email: aa755 at cornell dot edu

Office hours: Tuesday 1-2pm in Gates G17

## Preliminary Course Outline

Please read the following:

Seven or eight problem sets, roughly every other week.

A requirement to read one of the "seminal" papers, either from
my list, also attached as it stands so far.

Some of the problems sets will require using Coq, not all but some. Students will
write programs in Coq (or OCaml- TBD).

The textbook we will be using can be found under Readings

There will be one in-class exam at roughly mid term and a final exam as centrally scheduled.