Massively scalable operating systems for the Internet


Event details

Date and time 14.06.2021 15:0017:00  
Manuel Ribeiro Vidigueira 
Category Conferences - Seminars
EDIC candidacy exam
exam president: Prof. Edouard Bugnion
thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui
co-examiner: Prof. Bryan Ford

Just like cryptocurrencies revolutionized banking, decentralized computing is poised revolutionize the cloud. The goal of my PhD is to research massively scalable systems meant to be deployed on the Internet or other large networks. One particular topic of interest is Internet Computers, decentralized systems that can provide cloud storage and computing services at the planetary scale by harnessing the power of millions of machines, from ultra high-end servers to the average mobile phone. Other research topics include: massively scalable decentralized storage, massively scalable decentralized computing, decentralized consensus, Sybil resistance, and privacy-performance tradeoffs in decentralized computation.

Background papers

- Wood, Gavin, "Ethereum: A secure decentralised generalised transaction ledger."
Ethereum project yellow paper 151.2014 (2014): 1-32.

- Leung, Derek, Adam Suhl, Yossi Gilad, and Nickolai Zeldovich, "Vault: Fast Bootstrapping for the Algorand Cryptocurrency."
In NDSS. 2019.

- Androulaki, Elli, et al, "Hyperledger fabric: a distributed operating system for permissioned blockchains."
Proceedings of the thirteenth EuroSys conference. 2018.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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