BigCode: Scalable Analysis of Massive Code Bases

BigCode aims at creating the Institute of Scalable Code Analytics (ISCA) at the Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) of the Czech Technical University in Prague. ISCA will be the first research center in the Czech Republic focused on analyses of large code bases available on the Internet.

BigCode refers to the massive open source codebases available on the Internet. Combining techniques from programming languages and statistical machine learning will allow the mining of these codebases for crucial insights. The requested funds will be invested, in part, to provide FIT with the first hardware and software infrastructure for big code data analysis. The other part of the research funding will attract internationally renowned researchers in the field of computer languages.

The BigCode team is synergistic with existing research capacities at FIT in software and knowledge engineering, data mining and parallel computing. The team is well connected internationally and will bring investment from leading industrial partners that include Google and Oracle.

Call for Students and Postdocs

We are looking for smart and enthusiastic people who are interested in programming language, systems, and formal methods research and would like to join our team at Czech Technical University in Prague.

You can find more details regarding interesting project ideas here.

Positions are available for Bachelor, Master, and PhD students as well as postdocs.

We are accepting applications on a continuing basis. Please state your past experience, publication track record, past supervisors, and attach your CV. Make sure to include answers for the following questions:

  1. What aspect of research is appealing to you?
  2. What is your career goal?

If you have any questions or would like to apply send email to Christoph Kirsch,