Patrick Eugster

UniversitĂ  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), and still am an adjunct faculty member and researcher in those institutes. I'm also a co-founder and chief scientist of SensorHound Inc, and have 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 have collaborated with and received funding from a variety of corporate partners, including Cisco, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, NetApp, and SAP.

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: Paper on bounded latency for coordination tasks to appear at USENIX ATC 2021
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 2021
New: Paper on holistic resource scheduling in the presence of in-network computing to appear at ACM ASPLOS 2021
New: Project on hybrid distributed systems funded by Swiss National Science Foundation

Always looking for qualified candidates at the PhD student and postdoc levels!


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Ongoing projects

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Current team members (alphabet.)

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Awards, fellowships, and honors