George Candea

Associate Professor of Computer Science
School of Computer & Communication Sciences
Room INN-330, Station 14
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland



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George Candea heads the Dependable Systems Lab, where he conducts research on both the fundamentals and the practice of achieving reliability and security in complex software systems. His main focus is on real-world large-scale systems — millions of lines of code written by hundreds of programmers — because going from a small program to a large system introduces fundamental challenges that cannot be addressed with the techniques that work at small scale. George is also Chairman of Cyberhaven, a cybersecurity company he co-founded with his former students to defend sensitive data against advanced attacks, social engineering, and malicious insiders. In the past, George was CTO and later Chief Scientist of Aster Data Systems (now Teradata Aster), a Silicon Valley big-data company he co-founded in 2005 with two Stanford colleagues. Before that, he held positions at Oracle, Microsoft Research, and IBM Research. George is a recipient of the first Eurosys Jochen Liedtke Young Researcher Award (2014), an ERC StG award (2011), and the M.I.T. TR35 Young Innovators award (2005). He received his PhD (2005) in computer science from Stanford and his B.S. (1997) and M.Eng. (1998) in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.