My name is Adam Fidel and I am participating in the Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates (DREU) program for the summer of 2009 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I'm a senior computer science major at Texas Tech and I plan to graduate in the spring of 2010. My interests include programming languages, parallel processing and looking away when people talk to me.

For the summer, I will work in the Architecture and Language Implementation (ALI) lab on an ongoing project called CoGenT. The basic idea for the CoGenT project is to provide a methodology of describing architectures in a higher-level and abstract way for the purpose of generating components to plug in to compiler and simulator frameworks. My mentor is Dr. J. Eliot Moss (a pretty cool guy) and my two graduate advisors are Tim Richards and Ed Walters (also cool guys).

I actually participated in the DREU program for the summer of 2008 as well -- when it was still called DMP -- and had an amazing time, so I figured I'd do it again. Only, this time, I wanted to explore a little and see what the world was like outside of my little Texas bubble (no offense to my Texas A&M pals!). You can check out what I did last year here. I'm sure this summer will be as awesome, if not slightly more awesome, than last summer, which is hard to top honestly.