We research and develop foundations, technology and applications of efficient and secure networked/distributed computer systems controlled by multiple independent principals. This includes blockchain and distributed ledger technology, event-driven architectures, large-scale transaction processing and analytics (Big Data), streaming and real-time data processing, domain-specific languages embodying domain knowledge and deep computer science techniques, digital and smart contract technology, and more.
The research in the SDPS Section is organized in research groups and labs, which often also involves researchers from other sections. The groups focus on the foundations, technologies and methods for data management systems, distributed software and systems, performance programming, process modelling & intelligence, security & privacy, computer supported cooperative work and health IT. Details on the work, members and projects can be found at the web pages of the individual groups.
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
We are an interdisciplinary research group that strives to understand the nature and requirements of cooperative work in order to design collaborative computational artifacts and technologies.
Data Management Systems
The Data Management Systems (DMS) group conducts research in areas emerging with new challenges in data management.
Our overall aim in health informatics is to research, design and prototype information systems that improve the quality and efficiency in healthcare.
Process Modelling and Intelligence
We focus on the study of processes in all forms, including but not limited to, business, development, and physical processes.
Security & Privacy
We work primarily on software-based security and privacy preservation techniques and applications. Emerging research topics are quantum cryptography and compositional safety and security models for industrial systems. (More info about the group TBA)