Patrick Eugster

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Faculty of Informatics
Via alla Santa 1
CH-6900 Viganello
Phone: +41 58 666 4913
Fax: +41 58 666 4536
Office: Campus EST, Office D2.07


I'm a full professor at USI where I lead the Software Systems (SWYSTEMS) group. SWYSTEMS is part of USI's Computer Systems Institute, of which I am a founding member. Prior to that I was a regular faculty member at Purdue University (2005 - 2016) and TU Darmstadt (2014 - 2017). I have also been a visiting faculty member at MIT (2012/2013). I had the privilege to serve as program chair of ACM OOPSLA'15, and currently am serving as associate editor for IEEE TSE. Throughout the years I had the pleasure to collaborate with, and receive support from, several corporate partners including Cisco, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, NetApp, and SAP. I am currently also serving as a vice-dean for the faculty of informatics.

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. Challenges arise from the need of achieving efficiency without forfeiting consistency in corresponding applications, in the presence of failures and security threats.

New: Paper on fast and correct user-space file-system access to appear in ACM Transactions on Storage
New: Paper on session types for fault-tolerant distributed systems to appear at ACM OOPSLA'21
New: Project on application of session types to fault-tolerant distributed middleware systems funded by Hasler Foundation
New: Several open positions at the PhD student and postdoctoral levels on a broad collaboration on datacenter computing with SAP!
New: Project on symmetric homomorphic encryption for continuous query processing funded by Cisco Systems Inc.
New: Paper on confidentiality-preserving stream processing for the cloud-of-things to appear in ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security
New: Paper on bounded latency for coordination tasks to appear at USENIX ATC'21
New: Paper on software-based remote network attestation to appear in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
New: Paper on theory-specific proof steps for SMT to appear at DAC'21
New: Paper on holistic resource scheduling in the presence of in-network computing to appear at ACM ASPLOS'21
New: Project on hybrid distributed systems funded by Swiss National Science Foundation


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