Fernando Pedone

 Full Professor
 University of Lugano (USI)
 Faculty of Informatics
 Via Giuseppe Buffi 6
 CH-6904 - 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)
Mojtaba Eslahi-Kelorazi (PhD student)
Enrique Fynn (PhD student)
Long Hoang Le (PhD student)
Nenad Milosevic (PhD student)

Former members

Tu Dang (PhD thesis)
Samuel Benz (PhD thesis)
Eduardo Bezerra (PhD thesis)
Lasaro Camargos (PhD thesis)
Paulo Coelho (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 (Fall 2018)
Distributed Systems (Fall 2018)
Operating Systems (Spring 2019)


50th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2020)
15th European Conference on Systems Research (Eurosys 2020)
9th Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing (LADC 2019)
20th ACM/IFIP Middleware conference (Middleware 2019)
38th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2019)
39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2019)
49th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2019)

last update: May 2020