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Theory and Practice of Chunked Sequences.
European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA). 2014.
Umut A. Acar, Arthur Chargueraud, Mike Rainey.

Journal of Computational Geometry, Theory and Applications. 2013. .
Umut A Acar,  Andy Cotter, Benoit Hudson, Duru Turkoglu.

Ph.D. Thesis.  University of Chicago. 2012.
Duru Turkoglu.

ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA). 2011.
Umut A. Acar, Andy Cotter, Benoit Hudson, Duru Turkoglu.

ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry (SCG). 2011.
Umut A. Acar, Benoit Hudson, Duru Turkoglu.

ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry (SCG). 2010.
Umut A. Acar, Andrew Cotter, Benoit Hudson, and Duru Turkoglu.

European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA). 2008.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Kanat Tangwongsan, and Duru Turkoglu.

ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry (SCG). 2007.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

International Meshing Roundtable (IMR). 2007.
Umut A. Acar, Benoit Hudson, Gary L. Miller, and Todd Phillips.

Kinetic Algorithms via Self-Adjusting Computation.
European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA). 2006.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry. 2006.
Umut A. Acar and Benoit Hudson.

ACM-SIAM Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX). 2005.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Jorge Vittes.

ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA). 2005.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Robert Harper, Maverick Woo, and Jorge Vittes.

Dynamic Unstructured Data

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2014.
Yan Chen, Umut A. Acar, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

Slider: Incremental Sliding Window Analytics.
ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware. 2014.
Pramod Bhatotia, Umut A. Acar, Flavio P. Junqueira, Rodrigo Rodrigues.

Incoop: MapReduce for Incremental Computations. 
Invited book chapter.  
Advances in data processing techniques in the era of Big Data. CRC Press.
Pramod Bhatotia, Alexander Wieder, Umut A. Acar, Rodrigo Rodrigues.

Workshop on Data Driven Functional Programming. 2013.
Umut A. Acar and Yan Chen.

Language Support for Efficient Dynamic Computation.
Off the Beaten Track Workshop. 2013.
Umut A. Acar, Ezgi Cicek, Deepak Garg.

Streaming Big Data with Self-Adjusting Computation.  
Workshop on Data Driven Functional Programming. 2013.
Umut A. Acar and Yan Chen.

ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC). 2011.
Pramod Bhatotia, Alexander Wieder, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Umut A. Acar,  Rafael Pasquini.
(Invited book chapter in CRC Press' Big-Data Book.)

USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud). 2011.
Pramod Bhatotia, Alexander Wieder, Istemi Ekin Akkus, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Umut A. Acar.

Machine Learning

Ph.D. Thesis.  University of Chicago. 2012.
Ozgur Sumer.

Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR).  2011.
Ozgur Sumer, Umut A. Acar, Alexander Ihler, and Ramgopal Mettu.  

Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). 2011.
Ozgur Sumer, Umut A. Acar, Alexander Ihler, Ramgopal Mettu.

IEEE/SP 15th Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP). 2009.
Umut A. Acar, Alexander T. Ihler, Ramgopal Mettu, Ozgur Sumer.

Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI). 2008.
Umut A. Acar, Alexander T. Ihler, Ramgopal Mettu, Ozgur Sumer.

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). 2007.
Umut A. Acar, Alexander T. Ihler, Ramgopal Mettu, Ozgur Sumer.

Parallel Computation

Slider: Incremental Sliding Window Analytics.
ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware. 2014.
Pramod Bhatotia, Umut A. Acar, Flavio P. Junqueira, Rodrigo Rodrigues.

ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPOPP). 2013.
Umut A. Acar, Arthur Chargueraud, and Mike Rainey.

Incoop: MapReduce for Incremental Computations. (Draft)
Invited book chapter.  
Advances in data processing techniques in the era of Big Data. CRC Press.
Pramod Bhatotia, Alexander Wieder, Umut A. Acar, Rodrigo Rodrigues.

ACM Workshop on Deterministic Aspects and Applications of Multicore Programming (DAMP). 2012.
Umut A. Acar, Arthur Chargueraud, Mike Rainey.

ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC). 2011.
Pramod Bhatotia, Alexander Wieder, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Umut A. Acar,  Rafael Pasquini.

Oracle Scheduling: Controlling Granularity in Implicitly Parallel Languages.
ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA). 2011.
Umut A. Acar, Arthur Chargueraud, Mike Rainey. 

Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). 2011.
Ozgur Sumer, Umut A. Acar, Alexander Ihler, Ramgopal Mettu.

USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud). 2011.
Pramod Bhatotia, Alexander Wieder, Istemi Ekin Akkus, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Umut A. Acar.

ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA). 2011.
Umut A. Acar, Andy Cotter, Benoit Hudson, Duru Turkoglu.

Workshop on Declarative Aspects of Multicore Programming (DAMP). 2009.
Lukasz Ziarek, Suresh Jagannathan, Matthew Fluet, and Umut A. Acar.

Workshop on Declarative Aspects of Multicore Programming (DAMP). 2007.
Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar, Mohan Rajagopalan, and Anwar Ghuloum.

Theory of Computing Systems 35(3) (TOCS). 2002.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Robert D. Blumofe.
(Invited paper.)

ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA). 2000.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Robert D. Blumofe.

Programming Languages

Journal of Functional Programming (JFP).  2014.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar.

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2014.
Yan Chen, Umut A. Acar, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

Database Queries that Explain their Work.
International Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming. 2014.
James Cheney, Amal Ahmed, Umut A. Acar. 2014.

Journal of Functional Programming (JFP).  2014.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar.

ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPOPP). 2013.
Umut A. Acar, Arhtur Chargueraud, and Mike Rainey.

Journal of Computer Security (JCS).  2013.
Invited Paper for the Special Issue for the First Conference on Principles of Security and Trust. 
Umut A. Acar, Amal Ahmed, James Cheney, and Roly Perera.

A consistent semantics of self-adjusting computation
Journal of Functional Programming.  2013
The complete Twelf proof: as a text file, and as a tar ball
Umut A. Acar, Matthias Blume, Jake Donham. 

Towards a Theory of Self-Explaining Computation.Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS Volume 8000. 2013.
James Cheney, Umut A. Acar, and Roly Perera.

Workshop on Data Driven Functional Programming. 2013.
Umut A. Acar and Yan Chen.

Off the Beaten Track Workshop. 2013.
Umut A. Acar, Ezgi Cicek, Deepak Garg.

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) 2012.  
Roly Perera, Umut A. Acar, James Cheney, Paul Blaine Levy.

Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) 2012.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Umut A. Acar.

European Symposium on Programming (ESOP) 2012. 
Ruy Ley-Wild, Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch.

A Core Calculus of Provenance. 
First Conference on Principles of Security and Trust (POST) 2012. 
Umut A. Acar, Amal Ahmed, James Cheney, Roly Perera. 

ACM Workshop on Deterministic Aspects and Applications of Multicore Programming (DAMP).  2012.
Umut A. Acar, Arthur Chargueraud, Mike Rainey. 

Implementing implicit self-adjusting computation.
ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on ML. 
2011.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Matthew A. Hammer, Umut A. Acar.

Oracle Scheduling: Controlling Granularity in Implicitly Parallel Languages.
ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA). 
2011.
Umut A. Acar, Arthur Chargueraud, Mike Rainey. 

Self-Adjusting Stack Machines.
ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA). 2011.
Matthew Hammer, Georg Neis, Yan Chen, Umut A. Acar. 


Proceedings of the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2011.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar.

Provenance as Dependency Analysis.
Mathematical Structures in Computer Science (MSCS), 21(06).
Special Issue on
 Programming Language Interference and Dependence. 2011.
James Cheney, Amal Ahmed, and Umut A. Acar.

ACM-SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI). 2010.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Ruy Ley-Wild, Kanat Tangwongsan, and Duru Turkoglu.

Ph.D. Thesis. Carnegie Mellon University Technical Report.
CMU-CS-10-146. 2010.
Ruy Ley-Wild.

ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS). 2009.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Matthias Blume, Robert Harper, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

ACM-SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI). 2009.
Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar, and Yan Chen.

ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). 2009.
Ruy Ley-Wild, Umut A. Acar, and Matthew Fluet.

Workshop on Declarative Aspects of Multicore Programming (DAMP). 2009.
Lukasz Ziarek, Suresh Jagannathan, Matthew Fluet, and Umut A. Acar.
Plenary Talk at ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation (PEPM). 2009.
Umut A. Acar.

ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). 2008.
Umut A. Acar, Amal Ahmed, and Matthias Blume.

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2008.
Ruy Ley-Wild, Matthew Fluet, and Umut A. Acar.

Notes for Advanced Functional Programming Summer School (AFP) Lectures. 2008.
Umut A. Acar and Ruy Ley-Wild.

International Symposium on Memory Management (ISMM). 2008.
Matthew Hammer and Umut A. Acar.

Proceedings of the Sixth ASIAN Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems (APLAS). 2008.
Matthias Blume, Umut A. Acar, and Wonseok Chae.

arXiv:0812.0564v1. 2008.
James Cheney, Umut Acar, Amal Ahmed.

European Symposium on Programming (ESOP). 2007.
Umut A. Acar, Matthias Blume, and Jacob Donham.

Workshop on Declarative Aspects of Multicore Programming (DAMP). 2007.
Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar, Mohan Rajagopalan, and Anwar Ghuloum.

International Symposium on Database Programming Languages (DBPL). 2007.
James Cheney, Amal Ahmed, and Umut A. Acar.

ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS). 2006.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Robert Harper.

ACM-SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI). 2006.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Matthias Blume, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2006.
Matthias Blume, Umut A. Acar, and Wonseok Chae.

ACM-SIGPLAN Workshop on ML. 2005.
Also in Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS). 148 (2).
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Matthias Blume, Robert Harper, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

ACM-SIAM Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX). 2005.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Jorge Vittes.

PhD. Thesis. 2005.
Umut A. Acar.

ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). 2003.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Robert Harper.

ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). 2002.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Robert Harper.

Provenance and Security

Database Queries that Explain their Work.
International Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming. 2014.
James Cheney, Amal Ahmed, Umut A. Acar. 2014.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS Volume 8000. 2013.
James Cheney, Umut A. Acar, and Roly Perera.
Journal of Computer Security (JCS).  Special Issue for the First Conference on Principles of Security and Trust. 2013.
Invited Paper for the Special Issue for the First Conference on Principles of Security and Trust. .
Umut A. Acar, Amal Ahmed, James Cheney, and Roly Perera.

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) 2012.  
Roly Perera, Umut A. Acar, James Cheney, Paul Blain Levy.

First Conference on Principles of Security and Trust (POST) 2012. 
Umut A. Acar, Amal Ahmed, James Cheney, Roly Perera. 

Provenance as Dependency Analysis.
Mathematical Structures in Computer Science (MSCS), 21(06).
Special Issue on
 Programming Language Interference and Dependence. 2011.
James Cheney, Amal Ahmed, and Umut A. Acar.

USENIX/ACM Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance. 2010.
Umut Acar, Peter Buneman, James Cheney, Jan Van den Buscsche, Natalia Kwasnikowska, Stijn Vansummeren.

arXiv:0812.0564v1. 2008.
James Cheney, Umut Acar, Amal Ahmed.

International Symposium on Database Programming Languages (DBPL). 2007.
James Cheney, Amal Ahmed, and Umut A. Acar.

Self-Adjusting Computation

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2014.
Yan Chen, Umut A. Acar, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

Journal of Functional Programming (JFP).  2014.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar.

Slider: Incremental Sliding Window Analytics.
ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware. 2014.
Pramod Bhatotia, Umut A. Acar, Flavio P. Junqueira, Rodrigo Rodrigues.

Incoop: MapReduce for Incremental Computations. (Draft)
Invited book chapter.  To Appear.
Advances in data processing techniques in the era of Big Data. CRC Press.
Pramod Bhatotia, Alexander Wieder, Umut A. Acar, Rodrigo Rodrigues.

A consistent semantics of self-adjusting computation
Journal of Functional Programming. 2013.
The complete Twelf proof: as a text file, and as a tar ball
Umut A. Acar, Matthias Blume, Jake Donham. 

Workshop on Data Driven Functional Programming.
Umut A. Acar and Yan Chen.

Off the Beaten Track Workshop.
Umut A. Acar, Ezgi Cicek, Deepak Garg.

Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) 2012.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Umut A. Acar.

European Symposium on Programming (ESOP) 2012. 
Ruy Ley-Wild, Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch.

Ph.D. Thesis.  University of Chicago. 2012.
Duru Turkoglu.

Journal of Machine Learning Research.  2011.
Ozgur Sumer, Umut A. Acar, Alexander Ihler, and Ramgopal Mettu. 

USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud). 2011.
Pramod Bhatotia, Alexander Wieder, Istemi Ekin Akkus, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Umut A. Acar.

Implementing implicit self-adjusting computation.
ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on ML. 
2011.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Matthew A. Hammer, Umut A. Acar.

ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC).
Pramod Bhatotia, Alexander Wieder, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Umut A. Acar,  Rafael Pasquini.

Self-Adjusting Stack Machines.
ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA). 2011. 
Matthew Hammer, Georg Neis, Yan Chen, Umut A. Acar. 

Proceedings of the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2011.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar.

ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA). 2011.
Umut A. Acar, Andy Cotter, Benoit Hudson, Duru Turkoglu.

ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry (SCG). 2011.

Umut A. Acar, Benoit Hudson, Duru Turkoglu.
Proceedings of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). 2011.
Ozgur Sumer, Umut A. Acar, Alexander Ihler, Ramgopal Mettu.

ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry (SCG). 2010.
Umut A. Acar, Andrew Cotter, Benoit Hudson, and Duru Turkoglu.

ACM-SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI). 2010.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Ruy Ley-Wild, Kanat Tangwongsan, and Duru Turkoglu.

Ph.D. Thesis. Carnegie Mellon University Technical Report. 2010.
CMU-CS-10-146. 
Ruy Ley-Wild.

ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS). 2009.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Matthias Blume, Robert Harper, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

ACM-SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI). 2009.
Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar, and Yan Chen.

ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). 2009.
Ruy Ley-Wild, Umut A. Acar, and Matthew Fluet.

Plenary Talk at ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation (PEPM). 2009.
Umut A. Acar.

ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). 2008.
Umut A. Acar, Amal Ahmed, and Matthias Blume.

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2008.
Ruy Ley-Wild, Matthew Fluet, and Umut A. Acar.

Notes for Advanced Functional Programming Summer School (AFP) Lectures. 2008.
Umut A. Acar and Ruy Ley-Wild.

International Symposium on Memory Management (ISMM). 2008.
Matthew Hammer and Umut A. Acar.

European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA). 2008.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Kanat Tangwongsan, and Duru Turkoglu.

Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI). 2008.
Umut A. Acar, Alexander T. Ihler, Ramgopal Mettu, Ozgur Sumer.

European Symposium on Programming (ESOP). 2007.
Umut A. Acar, Matthias Blume, and Jacob Donham.

ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry (SCG). 2007.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). 2007.
Umut A. Acar, Alexander T. Ihler, Ramgopal Mettu, Ozgur Sumer.

IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD). 2007.
Marco D. Santambrogio, Vincenzo Rana, Seda Ogrenci Memik, Umut A. Acar, and Donatella Sciuto.

Workshop on Declarative Aspects of Multicore Programming (DAMP). 2007.
Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar, Mohan Rajagopalan, and Anwar Ghuloum.

ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS). 2006.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Robert Harper.

ACM-SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI). 2006.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Matthias Blume, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA). 2006.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry. 2006.
Umut A. Acar and Benoit Hudson.

ACM-SIGPLAN Workshop on ML. 2005.
Also in Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS). 148 (2).
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Matthias Blume, Robert Harper, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

ACM-SIAM Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX). 2005.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Jorge Vittes.

PhD. Thesis. 2005.
Umut A. Acar.

ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA). 2005.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, Robert Harper, Maverick Woo, and Jorge Vittes.

ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). 2003.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Robert Harper.

ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). 2002.
Umut A. Acar, Guy E. Blelloch, and Robert Harper.

Types

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2014.
Yan Chen, Umut A. Acar, and Kanat Tangwongsan.

Journal of Functional Programming (JFP).  2014.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar.

Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI). 2012.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Umut A. Acar.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2011.
Yan Chen, Joshua Dunfield, Matthew Hammer, Umut A. Acar.

Proceedings of the Sixth ASIAN Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems (APLAS). 2008.
Matthias Blume, Umut A. Acar, and Wonseok Chae.

International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP). 2006.
Matthias Blume, Umut A. Acar, and Wonseok Chae.