Associate Professor of Computer Science
School of Computer & Communication Sciences
EPFL - IC - DSLAB
Room INN-330, Station 14
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
- Principles of Computer Systems (MS/PhD)
- Software Engineering (Undergraduate)
- Software Development Project (Undergraduate)
See my lab’s publications page.
- Chair of program committees: HotOS 2015, DSN (DCCS) 2013
- Member of program committees: SOSP (2017, 2013, 2011), OSDI (2014, 2010), ASPLOS (2010), EUROSYS (2012, 2011, 2009), USENIX (2011, 2009, 2007), CIDR (2013), SOCC (2012), DSN (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008), HotOS (2013, 2009, 2007).
- Vice-chair of ACM SIGOPS (2011-2015)
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 Chief Technology Officer and then 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 University and his B.S. (1997) and M.Eng. (1998) in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- How to write a research statement when applying to graduate school [html]
- How to write a reference letter supporting a candidate [html]
- Switzerland has a high intellectual density:
- #1 worldwide in WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index
- #1 worldwide in the Global Innovation Index for the past few years
- #1 worldwide in INSEAD’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index (i.e., ability to attract and incubate talent)
- #1 worldwide in Nobel prizes per capita
- #1 worldwide in patents per capita
- Some notes on what makes Switzerland special [html]
- What gets people excited about Switzerland
- Lausanne area: 127,821 residents (as of 2010-2011) of which 40% foreign nationals (more info)