Fields of expertise
Distributed systems, Fault tolerance, Replication, Transactions, Middleware, MANETs
MissionResearch in distributed systems
- Concurrent programming
- Operating systems
- Distributed systems
- Distributed algorithms
BiographyAndré Schiper graduated in Physics from the ETHZ in Zurich in 1973 and received the PhD degree in Computer Science from EPFL in 1980. He has been a professor of computer science at EPFL since 1985, leading the Distributed Systems Laboratory. During the academic year 1992-1993 he was on sabbatical leave at the University of Cornell, Ithaca, New York (working with Ken Birman and Aleta Ricciardi), and in 2004-2005 at the Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France (working with Bernadette Charron-Bost). His research interests are in the area of dependable distributed systems, middleware support for dependable systems, replication techniques (including for database systems), group communication, distributed transactions, and MANETs (mobile ad-hoc networks).
Prof. Schiper is member of the editorial boards of
Distributed Computing (DC), Springer Verlag - ACM,
Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), IEEE,
International Journal of Security and Networks (Inderscience).
Current workHO (Heard-Of) model: Model for solving agreement problems
SAMOA: Protocol framework
GrPerf: Performance evaluation of group communication
GrMANET: Group communication for MANETs
André Schiper's research is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Hasler Foundation.