Computer Systems

Computer Systems is an active area of research at the Faculty of Informatics of USI Università della Svizzera italiana. Our faculty does work on computer architecture, distributed systems, mobile computing, cloud computing, service-oriented computing, security, autonomic computing, performance, embedded systems, self-adaptive systems, and other areas.


Walter Binder

Prof. Binder founded the Dynamic Analysis Group. His research interests include dynamic program analysis, concurrent and parallel programming, aspect-oriented programming, virtual machines, service-oriented computing, and cloud computing.

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Antonio Carzaniga

Prof. Carzaniga interests lie in the general areas of distributed computing, computer networks and advanced communication services, and software engineering.

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Patrick Thomas Eugster

Vice-Dean for Education

Patrick Eugster joined USI as a Full Professor of Computer Science in 2017. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at Purdue University (where he was a regular faculty member 2005-2016) and at TU Darmstadt (2014-2017). Patrick holds M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) degrees from EPFL. Patrick is interested in software systems, with a particular focus on distributed systems and programming models/languages, and the intersection between the two. He has co-authored over 120 scientific articles on these topics. His research has been awarded by various funding agencies and companies. 

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Matthias Hauswirth

Prof. Hauswirth's interests lie in the area between programming languages, runtime systems, and software engineering, with a focus on the efficiency of software, its users, and its developers. Prof. Hauswirth leads Sape, the Software and Programmer Efficiency Research Group.

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Marc Langheinrich

Prof. Langheinrich's main research interest lies at the intersection of privacy and ubiquitous computing. Prof. Langheinrich heads the Research Group for Ubiquitous Computing.

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Nate Nystrom

Prof. Nystrom's research interests focus on programming languages for safe, efficient, and extensible systems. He leads the Lugano Language Lab.

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Cesare Pautasso

Prof. Pautasso's research lies at the intersection of service-oriented computing, autonomic computing, software architecture, Web engineering and business process modeling and management. He's leading the Architecture, Design and Web Information Systems Engineering group.

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Fernando Pedone

Prof. Pedone's research interests focus on the theory and practice of dependable distributed systems and distributed data management systems.

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Mauro Pezzè

Prof. Pezzè's research interests focus on the definition of techniques for the design and development of high-quality software systems. Prof. Pezzè leads STAR, the Software Testing and Analysis Research group.

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Laura Pozzi

Prof. Pozzi is interested in the interaction between compiler and architecture design in the field of embedded systems. Her research mostly revolves around the automation of embedded processor customization and the definition of innovative configurable fabrics.

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Robert Soulé

Prof. Soulé is broadly interested in systems and applied programming languages. Currently, he is working on languages for software defined networks. In the past, he has worked on stream processing, replication systems, and content distribution networks.

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