Hugo Musso Gualandi

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I am a computer science PhD candidate at PUC-Rio's LabLua, under the advisorship of Prof. Roberto Ierusalimschy. I specialize on Programming Languages and I am interested in the implementation of dynamically typed languages, virtual machines, just-in-time compilation and type systems.

In the second semester of 2018 I was also a visiting student at Northeastern University's Programming Reasearch Laboratory, in collaboration with Prof. Jan Vitek.

My PhD research is focused on the design and implementation of Pallene, a statically-typed, ahead-of-time-compiled, and performance-focused subset of the Lua programming language.


  1. Pallene: A companion language for Lua (extended version)
    Hugo Musso Gualandi, Roberto Ierusalimschy, 2020
    Science of Computer Programming pdf
  2. Pallene: A statically typed companion language for Lua
    Hugo Musso Gualandi, Roberto Ierusalimschy, 2018
    Brazilian Symposium on Programming Languages pdf


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