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Project: Computing Infrastructure

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Computing Infrastructure

Almost everything that we do today is computing driven. What in the past used to be just computers, nowadays includes on the consumer side laptops, tablets, and everything smart (smart phone, smart watch, smart home...). The rise of smart devices goes hand in hand with the rise of cloud computing: high performance networked systems, running in a distributed manner, and located far from the user.

Surprisingly, despite all that, computing is still not considered an infrastructure! 

Our research explores better ways to implement and use computing as infrastructure.

We research questions such as:

  • How to build computing infrastructure that is scalable?
  • Can we improve the resilience of computing infrastructure?
  • Is building sustainable computing infrastructure possible?

We are also interested in the effects of computing infrastructure on society, and how building computing infrastructure differently can empower residents.