Steve Reiss' research focuses on making programming easier. He is particularly interested in software tools and environments. He has developed a series of powerful programming environments including PECAN, GARDEN, FIELD, DESERT and, most recently, CLIME.
Prof. Reiss has a long history of work in software visualization. His current work, VELD, builds on previous systems including the visualizations in the his programming environments, BLOOM, JIVE, and JOVE, to provide user-definable visualizations aimed at understanding specific problems involving the dynamic behavior of real programs.
Professor Reiss' background is broad and varied. His undergraduate degree is in mathematics, with a heavy emphasis on logic and algebra. He has worked on AI projects including Dendral and Sumex. He helped develop statistical database techniques that were used in the 1990 census. However, his primary interest has been and continues to be programming. He typically does his own coding, writing 50,000+ lines of code per year. Outside of research, teaching, and programming, he harbors an enthusiasm for gardening—see his office in the spring—softball, and squash.
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