Sony Building, 4110 — Vanderbilt University
I am actively recruiting motivated PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate researchers. If you are interested in working in the areas of cybersecurity, software engineering, or artificial intelligence, please send me an email with your CV. Please see this document for more information.
I am teaching CS3276 - Compiler Construction for the Fall 2022 semester at Vanderbilt. A tentative course website is available here: https://kjl.name/cs3276/.
This course entails developing an
optimizing compiler during the semester, split across five programming
assignments. Compiler theory underpins a wide swath of computer science
topics; compilers fundamentally enable all of the programming practices
we use every day. How does
clang work under the hood? Why
do we have classes and objects? Why does C/C++ require semicolons but
Python requires whitespace? How do compilers optimize code for you?
CS3276 requires CS3270 (Programming Languages). However, if
you would like to join the course without satisfying the prereq,
please email me with an explanation so I can evaluate your preparedness
for the course.
I taught CS8395 - Topics in Computer Security for the Spring 2022 semester at Vanderbilt. The course website is available at kjl.name/cs8395.
I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. Previously, I was a Senior Research Fellow in the Computer Science and Engineering Division at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, where I was engaged in a variety of research spanning security, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. Prior to UM, I was a Research Scientist in the Robust Low Power VLSI group at the University of Virginia. I received my PhD in Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia under the guidance of Wes Weimer. I work across a variety of disciplines, including systems security, software engineering and human studies, conversational artificial intelligence, and medical informatics.
I received my MS in Computer Science at George Mason University in 2013. My advisor was Angelos Stavrou. I received my BS with Distinction in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 2011.
If you are a Computer Science student looking for advice on the job market, please see the CS Grad Job Guide to which I have contributed.
For the Winter 2021 semester, I taught EECS 481 — Software Engineering.
For the Fall 2020 semester, I taught EECS 481 — Software Engineering and EECS 484 — Databases.
For the Summer 2020 semester, I taught EECS 485 — Web Systems.
For the Spring 2020 semester, I taught EECS 481 — Software Engineering.
For the Winter 2020 semester, I taught EECS 498 — Conversational AI.
For the Fall 2019 semester, I helped teach EECS 498 — Conversational AI.
For the Winter 2019 semester, I taught EECS 370 — Computer Organization.
For the Winter 2018 semester, I taught EECS 483 — Compiler Construction.