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 the fundamentals and practice of achieving and predictable reliability and performance in complex software systems. His main focus is on real-world large-scale systems, 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. In the recent past, George was also CEO and then Chief Scientist of Cyberhaven, a cybersecurity company that he co-founded with his former doctoral students in 2016. Previously, George was CTO and later Chief Scientist of Aster Data Systems (now Teradata Vantage), a big-data company he co-founded in 2005 with two Stanford colleagues. Prior to 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.


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