Fernando Pedone

 Full Professor
 Computer Systems Institute
 Faculty of Informatics
 Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
 Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
 CH-6900 - Lugano
 E-mail: firstname.lastname(at)usi.ch
 Phone: +41 58 666 4695
 Fax: +41 58 666 4536

 Curriculum Vitae
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Replication: Theory and


I am interested in the theory and practice of dependable distributed systems and distributed data management systems. My contributions to theory include defining new abstractions to help design reliable distributed systems, creating algorithms implementing these abstractions and proving them correct, and establishing related lower bounds. My contributions to systems research have focused on designing, implementing and evaluating reliable data management systems based on group communication. To a large extent, I have been interested in the interplay between theory and practice.

My research is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), the Interchain Foundation, the Hasler Foundation, the European Commission, Yahoo Switzerland, Microsoft Research, Western Digital Research, and Brazil's Science without Borders.

Recent publications

P4xos: Consensus as a Network Service
H. T. Dang, P. Bressana, H. Wang, K. S. Lee, N. Zilberman, H. Weatherspoon, M. Canini, F. Pedone, and R. Soule
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), May 2020

Developing Complex Data Structures over Partitioned State Machine Replication
M. Eslahi-Kelorazi, L. H. Le, and F. Pedone
16th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC), September 2020

Smart Contracts on the Move
E. Fynn, A. Bessani and F. Pedone
50th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), June 2020

From Byzantine Replication to Blockchain: Consensus is only the Beginning
A. Bessani, E. Alchieri, J. Sousa, A. Oliveira and F. Pedone
50th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), June 2020

Boosting Concurrency in Parallel State Machine Replication
I. A. Escobar, F. L. Dotti, E. Alchieri and F. Pedone
20th International Middleware Conference (Middleware), December 2019

DynaStar: Optimized Dynamic Partitioning for Scalable State Machine Replication
L. H. Le, E. Fynn, M. Eslahi-Kelorazi, R. Soule and F. Pedone
39th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), July 2019

The Case For In-Network Computing On Demand
Y. Tokusashi, H. T. Dang, F. Pedone, R. Soule and N. Zilberman
14th European Conference on Computer Systems (Eurosys), March 2019

Publications by year: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 200x, 199x

List of publications from DBLP, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic

Research group

Daniel Cason (Post-doc)
Eliã Rafael de Lima Batista (PhD student)
Mojtaba Eslahi-Kelorazi (PhD student)
Nenad Milosevic (PhD student)

Former members

Samuel Benz (PhD thesis)
Eduardo Bezerra (PhD thesis)
Lasaro Camargos (PhD thesis)
Paulo Coelho (PhD thesis)
Tu Dang (PhD thesis)
Enrique Fynn (PhD thesis)
Long Hoang Le (PhD thesis)
Amirhossein Malekpour (PhD thesis)
Parisa Jalili Marandi (PhD thesis)
Odorico Mendizabal (PhD thesis)
Vaide Narvaez (PhD thesis)
Ricardo Padilha (PhD thesis)
Rodrigo Schimdt (PhD thesis)
Nicolas Schiper (PhD thesis)
Daniele Sciascia (PhD thesis)


Distributed Algorithms
Distributed Systems
Operating Systems


28th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2021)
40th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2021)
41st IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2021)
4th International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Blockchain (FAB 2021)
10th Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing (LADC 2021)
51th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2021)
22nd ACM/IFIP Middleware conference (Middleware 2021)

last update: April 2021