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Daniel Barowy

Graduate Student
College of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Room 354
Computer Science Building
140 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

"What's new?" is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion, the silt of tomorrow. I would like, instead, to be concerned with the question "What is best?," a question which cuts deeply rather than broadly, a question whose answers tend to move the silt downstream.

—Robert M. Pirsig, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"


I am a fifth year MS/PhD graduate student in the Computer Science department. I work with Prof. Emery Berger in the PLASMA research group. Previously, I worked with Prof. Mark Corner in the PRISMS lab.


I am interested in the design and implementation of programming languages. In my opinion, programming a computer is more difficult than it needs to be. My work has focused on designing simple abstractions for difficult problems, tools that assist end-users write complex programs, and debuggers for input errors.

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