Scalable Computing Systems Laboratory
Beyond the AI algorithms and the availability of large volume of data, this is now possible because we can scale systems to thousand, even millions of distributed entities. Yet, designing efficient distributed systems come with many challenges that we address in our team.
We are interested in all aspects of such large-scale distributed systems be they datacenters, edge computing, fully decentralized systems, self organizing systems, and we are working on scalable design, failure resilience, performance and privacy-preservation.
Our current research interests include:
System support for machine learning
Federated Learning Systems
Privacy-aware recommendation systems
Prof. Anne-Marie Kermarrec, head of SaCS, and her collaborators have received the Middleware 2020 Best Paper Award for “Fleet: Online Federated Learning via Staleness Awareness and Performance Prediction” [Arxiv]:
Rafael Pires, Post-Doc in SaCS, received the Léon Du Pasquier and Louis Perrier Prize for “an excellent PhD dissertation in one of the scientific domains of the Faculty of Science” of University of Neuchâtel, for his dissertation: “Distributed systems and trusted execution environments: Trade-offs and challenges“.