The Laboratory for Advanced System Software (LASS) investigates systems issues for distributed systems ranging from large server clusters to networks of small sensors. Our past and current research has focused on issues in operating systems, distributed systems, networking, mobile systems, web and multimedia. We build prototype systems and understand them using analysis and experimentation.
LASS Alums are an exceptionally accomplished group. Two-thirds of our Ph.D. and Post-doc alums have gone to tenure-track faculty positions in academia. Four alums have co-founded startup companies. The rest, including two dozen MS alums, have gone on to successful careers in industry. We are incredibly proud of their accomplishments.
Our lab comprises of two research groups: distributed systems group and green computing group.Distributed Systems research
The distributed systems research group focuses on topics in cloud computing, virtualization, data centers and data management. Ongoing projects include:
The Green Computing research group focuses on topics in sustainability, smarter energy systems, smart buildings, smart grid and renewables. We take a systems and data analytics approach to addressing problems in this area. Ongoing projects include: