Portrait Dipl.-Ing. Florian Latifi, BSc.
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Institute for System Software
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria

Office: Science Park 3, Room 203
Phone: +43 732 2468 4346
Fax: +43 732 2468 4345
Email: florian.latifi@jku.at
Website: https://florian-latifi.at


The research of my PhD focuses on partial evaluation and automatic compiler generation from language interpreters.

Research Interests

  • Interpreters, compilers and virtual machines
  • Partial evaluation and program manipulation
  • Automatic compiler generation


  • Florian Latifi. 2019. Practical Second Futamura Projection: Partial Evaluation for High-Performance Language Interpreters. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH Companion '19), October 20-25, 2019, Athens, Greece. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3359061.3361077 (pre-print)


  • GraalVM Meetup (August 13, 2020) - Practical Second Futamura Projection: Partial Evaluation for High-Performance Language Interpreters
  • Virtual Machine Meetup 2018 - Benchmarking Partial Evaluation in Truffle (slides)


  • 3rd price at the ACM Student Research Competition at SPLASH'19.


These are the projects that I am currently working on or have worked on in the past.

  • GraalVM, a universal virtual machine for running applications written in different programming languages.

Student Projects

These are the projects I am currently supervising or have supervised in the past.

  • Wolfgang Kisling, Ensuring Conformity of Nodes in the Graal Compiler IR. Bachelor Thesis.

If you are interested in one of my research topics and you want to work on a project for your studies or thesis, feel free to contact me.


These are the courses that I am currently giving or have given in the past.