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Emilie Balland, Research Scientist

Emilie Balland

The small applications we now download onto our mobile phones are rarely developed by our telecoms operator; instead they are usually developed by start-ups or private individuals. So how can our telecoms operator guarantee that these applications won't use up our free text messages or call premium-rate numbers?

How can we make program code speak?

This information is to be found somewhere in the program's code. Because getting humans to read code is too tedious, an alternative solution is to write computer programs that are designed to automatically speak the code of these small applications. My research work consists of finding new techniques to make it easier to write these "interrogator" programs in order to make them safer and more effective. For example, I design new programming languages dedicated to developing these types of programs.