Aaron Bembenek

computer scientist ❊ reader of books ❊ fisher of fish

Aaron Bembenek

I am a computer science PhD candidate at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where I am a member of the programming languages group. I am advised by Stephen Chong. My current research is on static analysis and logic programming. I am also interested in learning more broadly about knowledge and automated reasoning.

My undergraduate degree is in classics from Princeton University. I enjoy reading and spending time outdoors.

Formulog: Datalog for SMT-Based Static Analysis
Aaron Bembenek, Michael Greenberg, and Stephen Chong
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Datalog-Based Systems Can Use Incremental SMT Solving
Aaron Bembenek, Michael Ballantyne, Michael Greenberg, and Nada Amin
Extended abstract
ICLP 2020
Going Into Greater Depth in the Quest for Hidden Frames
João Gonçalves, Aaron Bembenek, Pedro Martins, and Amílcar Cardoso
Late-breaking paper
ICCC 2019
Differential Privacy: A Primer for a Non-Technical Audience
Alexandra Wood, Micah Altman, Aaron Bembenek, Mark Bun, Marco Gaboardi, James Honaker, Kobbi Nissim, David R. O'Brien, Thomas Steinke, and Salil Vadhan
JETLaw 2018
Bridging the Gap between Computer Science and Legal Approaches to Privacy
Kobbi Nissim, Aaron Bembenek, Alexandra Wood, Mark Bun, Marco Gaboardi, Urs Gasser, David R. O’Brien, and Salil Vadhan
JOLT 2018
Co-won the 2019 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Formulog ties together the logic programming language Datalog and off-the-shelf SMT solvers. It is designed for writing SMT-based static analyses in a way that is both close to their formal specifications, and amenable to high-level optimizations and efficient evaluation.
AbcDatalog is an open-source implementation of the logic programming language Datalog written in Java. It provides a basic GUI and ready-to-use implementations of multiple standard Datalog evaluation algorithms. It is designed to be easily extensible with new evaluation engines and language features.

Messenger pigeon is preferred. If your local dovecote is depleted, feel free to email me at . If you are on the Allston campus, you might be able to find me in SEC 4.421.