MPI-SWS students receive ACM SIGPLAN Dissertation Award two years in a row

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Ralf Jung’s thesis, entitled Understanding and Evolving the Rust Programming Language, has been recognized with the 2021 ACM SIGPLAN John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award. (The award this year was shared with Gagandeep Singh, a doctoral student at ETH Zurich). Ralf was advised by MPI-SWS faculty member Derek Dreyer.

This is the second year in a row that the ACM SIGPLAN Dissertation Award was given to an MPI-SWS student. Last year it was awarded to Filip Niksic for his thesis on Combinatorial Constructions for Effective Testing, supervised by Rupak Majumdar.

The award, first given in 2001, recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertations in the area of Programming Languages.

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