I am a third-year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University working with Owolabi Legunsen. I received a BA in Computer Science and Music from Swarthmore College in May 2020, where I was advised by Zachary Palmer.
I am generally interested in Software Engineering and Programming Languages, with the goal to explore various avenues to help programmers and engineers better understand code and find bugs. At Swarthmore, I worked on developing the theory and implementation of Plume, a family of static program analyses for functional programs that supports not only fixed-size list-based context models, but also a Set-based context model, where control flows are equated with the same set of call sites on the program stack. From experimentation on both types of context models in various program analyses, we found that the set-based model shows promise for tractability and expressivity on representative functional programs for both forward- and demand-driven functional analyses.
Currently, I am exploring various topics in Runtime Verification. More info coming soon!
- A Set-Based Context Model for Program Analysis, November 2020. Leandro Fachinetti, Zachary Palmer, Scott F. Smith, Ke Wu, Ayaka Yorihiro. Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems (APLAS). [PDF]
- Teaching Assistant - CS5154: Software Testing [F21, F22]
- I received an Outstanding Teaching Award for my work in F21!
- Teaching Assistant - CS73: Programming Languages [S20]
- Teaching Assistant - CS46: Theory of Computation [S20]
- Student Mentor - CS21: Introduction to Computer Science [F18]
- I am a Czar for Cornell CS's PhD Mentoring Program!
- I co-organized the Joint UT-Cornell Software Engineering Seminar in Summer 2022!
- I was a student panelist for 2022 Admitted Students Day!
- I co-organized Cornell CS's 2021 Admitted Students Day!
- Outside CS, I am a big fan of many things: dogs, the viola, board games, baking, memes, the J-POP band Official HIGE DANdism wonderful comedy shows The Good Place and Parks and Recreation, and more! Recently I've been enjoying listening to the artist Vaundy and keeping up with the wholesome comedy Spy x Family.
- My undergrad thesis in Music was written about Johann Nepomuk Hummel, a composer contemporary of Beethoven, and his role in cultivating the improvisatory Fantasie and Potpourri musical genres. You can read it here.
- I was on the Varsity Tennis team for all four years of my High School career, and somehow this surprised all of my friends in college.
- I am one of those people who have perfect pitch, and will tell you that I have perfect pitch whenever I get a chance to do so.
- My first name can be pronounced like either "eye-AH-ka" or "AH-ya-ka", and a nice work-around in pronouncing my last name is to say "You're a hero" fast.
- If you take the first letter off of my last name, it becomes an element of a nonregular language - the language of palindromes!
Musings and Advice
Not quite sure what this section is, but I wrote some things down that may or may not be helpful...