I’m an Assistant Professor at IST Austria.
Before IST, I was affiliated with ETH Zurich and Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. Prior to that, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT CSAIL, working with Prof. Nir ShavitI received my PhD from the EPFL, under the guidance of Prof. Rachid Guerraoui

My research focuses on concurrent data structures and distributed algorithms, and spans from algorithms and lower bounds, to practical implementations.
You can find a list of recent projects and publications here.
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For student projects, click here.

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I am extremely lucky to be able to work with the following students and postdocs:

  • Trevor Brown (PostDoc @ IST -> Assistant Professor @ Waterloo)
  • Joel Rybicki (PostDoc @ IST)
  • Giorgi Nadiradze (PhD @ ETH)
  • Martin Thoresen (Intern/PhD @ IST)
  • Nikita Koval (Intern @ IST)
  • Antonio Polino (MSc @ ETH)
  • Arnab Kar (MSc Thesis @ IST)
  • Nandini Singhal (Intern @ IST)
  • Ekaterina Goltsova (Intern @ IST)

Visitors / Collaborators / Friends of the Lab: 

  • Prof. Robert Tarjan (visiting May 2018)
  • Dr. Frank McSherry (visiting May 2018)
  • Dr. Aleksandar Prokopec (visiting April 2018)
  • Prof. Ce Zhang (ETH)
  • Prof. Markus Pueschel (ETH)
  • Prof. Torsten Hoefler (ETH)


  • Rati Gelashvili (PhD@MIT, now PostDoc at UofT)
  • Justin Kopinsky (PhD@MIT)
  • Demjan Grubić (MSc, with Ce Zhang, now at Google)
  • Cédric Renggli (MSc Thesis (ETH Medal), with Torsten Hoefler, now PhD@ETH)
  • Aline Abler (BSc, with Torsten Hoefler)
  • Raphael Kuebler (BSc)
  • Jerry Z. Li (Intern, PhD@MIT)
  • Jenny Iglesias (Intern, PhD@CMU)
  • Syed Kamran Haider (Intern @ MSR, now Researcher @ Qualcomm)