In recent years, we have witnessed new global applications, consisting of thousands of computers and potentially supporting millions of users. Examples include world-wide information dissemination systems, "intelligent" cities with many fixed and mobile devices, global scientific experiments spanning continents, large-scale sensor network deployments for environmental and infrastructure monitoring, peer-to-peer applications for resource sharing and planetary-scale Internet services.
The goal of our research group is to support the architecture and engineering of tomorrow's scalable and robust Internet-wide systems. We investigate new abstractions and infrastructures for building global applications and want to address algorithmic and data management challenges that are unique to this domain. Much of our work follows a multi-disciplinary approach, creating links between distributed systems, networking and database research.