SANDS lab

We develop techniques and algorithms for building and managing key networked systems that are worthy of society’s trust. Our core interests lie in improving the modern computing environment where distributed systems and computer networks are a pervasive component.

  • We focus on bridging the gap between the abstractions that users (i.e., software developers, cloud providers, or network operators) need and what a performant, scalable, dependable and deployable system can achieve in practice.
  • We build prototypes that directly improve the lives of real users.
  • We seek solutions based on theoretically grounded arguments while also gaining insights into constraints and trade-offs in the design space.

Our goal is to enrich the human knowledge of how to build future-proof systems that can stand the test of time.

News

  • July 1st: I’m promoted to Associate Professor.
  • Our paper on improving how to reason about and explain the behavior of reinforcement learning agents in networking applications will appear at NetAI’19. Arnaud will present!

Contact

People

Faculty

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Marco Canini

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Distributed Systems, Networking, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing

Admin

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Frances Buckley

Administrative Staff

Researchers

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Ahmed M. Abdelmoniem Sayed

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Distributed Machine Learning Systems

Students

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Arnaud Dethise

PhD Student

ML for Systems

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Atal Sahu

MS/PhD Student

Distributed Machine Learning Systems

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Chen-Yu (Elton) Ho

MS/PhD Student

Distributed Machine Learning Systems

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M. Bilal

PhD Student

Black-box Optimization, Big Data and Machine Learning, Cloud Computing

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Waleed Reda

PhD Student

Distributed Data Storage, Operations Research, Software-Defined Networks

Alumni

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Amedeo Sapio

Alumni

Postdoc 2018-19, now Software Engineer at Cisco

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Dan Levin

Alumni

PhD 2014, co-founder and CEO of Stacktile GmbH

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Hassan Alsibyani

Alumni

MS 2018, now Technical Lead at Wasphi

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Lalith Suresh

Alumni

PhD 2016, now Researcher at VMware Research

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Marco Chiesa

Alumni

Postdoc 2015-2017, now Assistant Professor at KTH

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Thanh Dang Nguyen

Alumni

Postdoc 2015-16, now Research Engineer at University of Chicago

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Yousef Alowayed

Alumni

MS 2018, now Software Engineer at Hellosuper

Vacancies

I’m always looking for bright and enthusiastic people to join my group. If you are looking to do a PhD with me, thank you for your interest, but please read this first. If you don’t I will know, and I’m afraid I will have to ignore your message.