Livia  Sun

Livia Sun

Scholar Title

MIT EECS | Analog Devices Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Vector Instruction Extension in Program Equivalence Checker





Research Areas
  • Computer Systems

Adam Chlipala


Even the most renowned implementors of cryptographic primitives are not infallible. A number of tools for computer-aided verification have been proposed. For example, fiat-crypto can directly synthesize correct-by-construction code for cryptographic primitives. There is an ongoing effort to extend fiat-crypto correctness guarantees to assembly-language implementations by automatically checking their equivalence to fiat-crypto-generated code. This project aims to (1) extend a python version program equivalence checker for assembly programs, specifically for vector instructions. (2) Use the checker on existing vectorized implementations and if possible modify the higher-level fiat-crypto pipeline (including proofs) to generate vector operations.


I am participating in SuperUROP because I want to apply to graduate school and it would be helpful to gain some research experience in the field (Programming Language) I am interested in.

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