Cornell Systems Lunch

CS 7490 Fall 2012
Friday 12PM, Upson 315

Robbert van Renesse and Emin Gun Sirer

Sponsored by Microsoft

The Systems Lunch is a seminar for discussing recent, interesting papers in the systems area, broadly defined to span operating systems, distributed systems, networking, architecture, databases, and programming languages. The goal is to foster technical discussions among the Cornell systems research community. We meet once a week on Fridays at noon in Upson 315.

The systems lunch is open to all Cornell Ph.D. students interested in systems. First-year graduate students are especially welcome. Non-Ph.D. students have to obtain permission from the instructor. Student participants are expected to sign up for CS 7490, Systems Research Seminar, for one credit.

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Links to papers and abstracts below are unlikely to work outside the Cornell CS firewall. If you have trouble viewing them, this is the likely cause.

Date Paper Presenter
August 24 Systems Meet and Greet (noon - 1:30, Phillips 219)

CS and ECE Systems Faculty
August 31 Resilient Distributed Datasets: A Fault-Tolerant Abstraction for In-Memory Cluster Computing
Matei Zaharia, Mosharaf Chowdhury, Tathagata Das, Ankur Dave, Justin Ma, Murphy McCauley, Michael Franklin, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica (UCB)
NSDI 2012
Hussam Abu-Libdeh
September 7 Tao: A Distributed Data Store for the Social Graph
Yee Jiun Song
Yee Jiun Song
September 14 User-Driven Access Control: Rethinking Permission Granting in Modern Operating Systems
Franziska Roesner, Tadayoshi Kohno (University of Washington), Alexander Moshchuk, Bryan Parno, Helen J. Wang (Microsoft Research), and Crispin Cowan (Microsoft)
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2012 (Oakland)
Mark Reitblatt
September 21 ObliviAd: Provably Secure and Practical Online Behavioral Advertising
Michael Backes, Aniket Kate, Matteo Maffei, and Kim Pecina (MPI-SWS, Saarland University)
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2012 (Oakland)
Eleanor Birrell
September 28 The Battle for Control of Online Communications
Nick Feamster
University of Maryland and Georgia Tech
Nick Feamster
October 5 High Performance Functional Programming for SDN Control
Andreas Voellmy
Andreas Voellmy
October 12 Spanner: Google’s Globally-Distributed Database
Jay Corbett, Jeff Dean, Mike Epstein, Christopher Frost, JJ Furman, Sanjay Ghemawat, Andrey Gubarev, Chris Heiser, Peter Hochschild, Wilson Hsieh, Sebastian Kanthak, Eugene Kogan, Hongyi Li, Alexander Lloyd, Sergey Melnik, David Mwaura, Sean Quinlan, Rajesh Rao, and Lindsay Rolig, Google; Yasushi Saito, upthere; Michal Szymaniak, Christopher Taylor, Ruth Wang, and Dale Woodford, Google
OSDI 2012
Stavros Nikolaou
October 19 Human Mobility Modeling from Cellular Network Data
Ramon Caceres
AT&T Labs
Ramon Caceres
October 26 Naiad: a system for incremental, iterative and interactive parallel computation
Derek Murray
Microsoft Research SVC
Derek Murray
November 2 ShadowDB: A Replicated Database on a Synthesized Consensus Core
Nicolas Schiper, Vincent Rahli, Robbert Van Renesse, Mark Bickford, and Robert L. Constable (Cornell)
HotDep 2012
Nicolas Schiper
HyperDex: A Distributed, Searchable Key-Value Store
Robert Escriva, Bernard Wong, and Emin Gün Sirer (Cornell)
Robert Escriva
November 9 Scalable Traffic Analysis Resistant Anonymity in Dissent
Bryan Ford
Bryan Ford
November 16 ACSU Luncheon—no systems lunch, no meeting.
November 23 Thanksgiving Break, no meeting.
November 30 Flat Datacenter Storage
Edmund B. Nightingale, Jeremy Elson, Jinliang Fan, Owen Hofmann, Jon Howell, and Yutaka Suzue
OSDI 2012
Bailu Ding