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 reliability, security, and predictable performance in complex software systems. His main focus is on what happens in real-world systems at scale, because going from a small program to a large system introduces fundamental challenges that cannot be addressed with classic techniques. In the recent past, George was also CEO and then Chief Scientist of Cyberhaven, a cybersecurity company he co-founded with four of his PhD 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 Starting Grant award (2011), the M.I.T. TR35 Young Innovators award (2005), and several Best Paper awards. 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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