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Founded on the recognition that the ideas and technology of computing and information science are relevant to every academic discipline, CIS capitalizes on interdisciplinary collaboration to accelerate knowledge creation and discovery. At the center of Cornell's Information Campus, CIS bridges information and innovation.

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  • Accepting Blame: Expressive Checked Exceptions 

    Zhang, Yizhou; Salvaneschi, Guido; Beightol, Quinn; Liskov, Barbara; Myers, Andrew C. (2016-04)
    Unhandled exceptions crash programs, so a compile-time check that exceptions are handled should in principle make software more reliable. But designers of some recent languages have argued that the benefits of statically ...
  • Genus: Making Generics Object-Oriented, Expressive, and Lightweight 

    Zhang, Yizhou; Loring, Matthew C.; Salvaneschi, Guido; Liskov, Barbara; Myers, Andrew C. (2015-06)
    The support for generic programming in modern object-oriented programming languages is awkward and lacks desirable expressive power. We introduce an expressive genericity mechanism that adds expressive power and strengthens ...
  • A Calculus for Flow-Limited Authorization: Technical Report 

    Arden, Owen; Myers, Andrew C. (2016-02-13)
    Real-world applications routinely make authorization decisions based on dynamic computation. Reasoning about dynamically computed authority is challenging. Integrity of the system might be compromised if attackers can ...
  • JRIF: Reactive Information Flow Control for Java 

    Kozyri, Elisavet; Arden, Owen; Myers, Andrew C.; Schneider, Fred B. (2016-02-12)
    A reactive information flow (RIF) automaton for a value v specifies (i) allowed uses for v and (ii) the RIF automaton for any value that might be directly or indirectly derived from v. RIF automata thus specify how ...
  • Kolmogorov Extension, Martingale Convergence, and Compositionality of Processes 

    Kozen, Dexter (2015-12-30)
    We show that the Kolmogorov extension theorem and the Doob martingale convergence theorem are two aspects of a common generalization, namely a colimit-like construction in a category of Radon spaces and reversible Markov ...

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