Fernando Pedone

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

 Curriculum Vitae
Book Cover
Replication: Theory and
Practice

Research

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

Exploiting Concurrency in Sharded Parallel State Machine Replication
A. Burgos, E. Alchieri, F. Dotti, and F. Pedone
IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), September 2022.

Early Scheduling on Steroids: Boosting Parallel State Machine Replication
E. Batista, E. Alchieri, F. Dotti, and F. Pedone
Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), 2022.

RamCast: RDMA-based Atomic Multicast
L.H. Le, M. Eslahi-Kelorazi, P. Coelho, and F. Pedone
22nd ACM/IFIP International Middleware Conference (Middleware), December 2021

Gossip Consensus
D. Cason, N. Milosevic, Z. Milosevic, and F. Pedone
22nd ACM/IFIP International Middleware Conference (Middleware), December 2021

The design, architecture and performance of the Tendermint Blockchain Network
D. Cason, Z. Milosevic, E. Fynn, E. Buchman, N. Milosevic, and F. Pedone
40th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), September 2021

GeoPaxos+: Practical Geographical State Machine Replication
P. Coelho and F. Pedone
40th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS), September 2021

In-Network Support for Transaction Triaging
T. Jepsen, A. Lerner, F. Pedone, R. Soule, and P. Cudre-Mauroux.
47th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), August 2021

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

Publications by year: 2019, 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)

Teaching

Distributed Algorithms
Distributed Systems
Operating Systems

Events

5th International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Blockchain 2022 (FAB 2022)
23rd ACM/IFIP Middleware conference (Middleware 2022)
41st IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2022)
17th ACM European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys 2022)
42th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2022)
2022 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC 2022)
52nd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2022)


last update: February 2022