Patrick Eugster

University of Lugano (USI)
Faculty of Informatics
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6904 Lugano
Phone: +41 58 666 4913
Fax: +41 58 666 4536
Office: Informatics building, office 109


I'm a full professor at USI since 2017. Prior to that I was on the faculty of Purdue University (2005 - 2016) and TU Darmstadt (2014 - 2017), and still am an adjunct faculty and researcher in those institutes. I'm also a co-founder and chief scientist of SensorHound Inc. I've also been a visiting faculty at MIT (2012/2013). I hold MS (1998) and PhD (2001) degrees from EPFL. I had the privilege to serve as program chair of the 2015 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA'15), and currently am serving as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)

I'm interested in various aspects of distributed software systems. Distribution is here to stay as it is a choice often made consciously to address limitations of single computers (e.g., to parallelize computations), but, almost more importantly, it is frequently a given with applications allowing humans to interact directly or indirectly through respective devices (e.g., to communicate and collaborate). Challenges arise from the need of achieving efficiency without forfeiting consistency in corresponding applications, in the presence of failures and security threats.

New: Several open positions at the PhD student and postdoc levels!


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