Auburn software engineers collaborate with Google to improve support for Go programming language

Published: Aug 19, 2013 2:00:00 PM
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Jeffrey Overbey and Munawar Hafiz, faculty members in Auburn University’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, are among those selected to take part in a new partnership with Google. As the recipients of a Google Faculty Research Award, Overbey and Hafiz will study advanced software development tools that improve the design and performance of Google’s programming language, Go. The collaboration will include work at Auburn to refactor or modify aspects of the program, as well as investigate automated refactoring tools that can be used to analyze and alter programs faster and more accurately than a single programmer.

Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of full-time faculty members in computer science, engineering and related fields.