Group Members


Lorenzo Alvisi

email: lorenzo (at) cs (dot) cornell (dot) edu

  • I love Italian motorcycles, dark chocolate, and classical music.
  • I am interested in the theory and practice of dependable Distributed Computing.

Natacha Crooks

Ph.D. Student
email: ncrooks (at) cs (dot) utexas (dot) edu

  • I like breaking pasta!
  • I do research in distributed computing and databases.

Syed Akbar Mehdi

Ph.D. Student
email: samehdi (at) cs (dot) utexas (dot) edu

  • I like centipedes!
  • I work on scalable consistency guarantees for distributed and multicore databases.

Cong Ding

Ph.D. Student
email: cd564 (at) cornell (dot) edu

  • I like flying an aircraft!
  • I do research in distributed logging.

Youer Pu

Ph.D. Student
email: youerpu (at) cs (dot) cornell (dot) edu

  • I like baby crocodiles!
  • I do research in Blockchain protocol theory.

Matt Burke

Ph.D. Student
email: matthelb [at] cs [dot] cornell [dot] edu

  • I like Joshua trees!
  • I do research in causal consistency.

Yunhao Zhang

Ph.D. Student
email: yz2327 [at] cornell [dot] edu

  • I like eating Baozi!
  • I do research in BFT consensus.

Undergraduate Students

Tony Zhang

Undergraduate Student

Sitar Harel

Undergraduate Student


Chunzhi Su, Ph.D. 2018

Dissertation: Bringing Modular Concurrency Control to the Next Level, UT Austin
Now: Google

Trinabh Gupta, Ph.D. 2017

Dissertation: Toward practical and private online services, UT Austin
Now: Assistant Processor, UC Santa Barbara

Chao Xie, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: High Performance Transactional Storage, UT Austin
Now: Google

Manos Kapritsos, Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation: Replicating Multithreaded Services, UT Austin
Now: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Yang Wang, Ph.D. 2014

Dissertation: Separating Data from Metadata for Robustness and Scalability, UT Austin
Now: Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Edmund Wong, Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation: Raising the BAR in Dependable Cooperative Services, UT Austin
Now: Cisco Meraki

Allen Clement, Ph.D. 2010

Dissertation: UpRight Fault Tolerance, UT Austin
Now: Google

Harry C. Li, Ph.D. 2009

Dissertation: Robust Peer-to-Peer Systems, UT Austin
Now: Independent Consultant

Jeff Napper, Ph.D. 2008

Dissertation: Robust Multithreaded Applications, UT Austin
Now: Cisco

Jean-Philippe Martin, Ph.D. 2006

Dissertation: Byzantine Fault Tolerance and Beyond, UT Austin
Now: Google

Jian Yin, Ph.D. 2003

Dissertation: Volume Leases - A Scalable Cache-Consistency Framework, UT Austin
Now: Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

Evelyn Tumlin Pierce, 2000

Dissertation: Self-Adjusting Quorum Systems for Byzantine Fault Tolerance, UT Austin

Sriram Rao, Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: Egida - A Toolkit for Low-Overhead Fault Tolerance, UT Austin
Now: Facebook