David I. August
Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
Affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
Ph.D. May 2000, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Achieving Structural and Composable Modeling of Complex Systems [abstract] (SpringerLink, PDF)
David I. August, Sharad Malik, Li-Shiuan Peh, Vijay Pai, Manish Vachharajani, and Paul Willmann
The International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP), Volume 33, June 2005. Invited.

This paper describes a recently-released, structural and composable modeling system called the Liberty Simulation Environment (LSE). LSE automatically constructs simulators from system descriptions that closely resemble the structure of hardware at the chosen level of abstraction. Component-based reuse features allow an extremely diverse range of complex models to be built easily from a core set of component libraries. This paper also describes the makeup and initial experience with a set of such libraries currently undergoing refinement. With LSE and these soon-to-be-released component libraries, students will be able to learn about systems in a more intuitive fashion, researchers will be able to collaborate with each other more easily, and developers will be able to rapidly and meaningfully explore novel design candidates.