I am research assistant at EPFL (Ecole
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in the LSIR (Distributed
Information Systems Laboratory) lab of Prof.
Karl Aberer since December 2003.
My research interests relate to decentralized self-organizing
information systems, in particular the structured overlay network P-Grid developed at EPFL. The goal of my thesis is to extend P-Grid towards a distributed content management system. Structured overlay networks, or so-called Distributed Hash Tables (DHT), were designed for efficient index lookups to locate data but my thesis will show that these systems can also be enriched to provide functionalities know from centralized content management systems such as richer query support, data replication, security, etc.
I am the project manager of P-Grid since I started the
implementation during my master thesis resulting in the first version
of the P-Grid library and the prototype application Gridella. Further details can be found on the project web page http://www.p-grid.org/ also offering the source code and libraries. P-Grid is currently not only extended towards a content management system but also part of other projects to build a distributed RDF store or a universal store with SPARQL-like query support.
I am a student member of IEEE
I received my M.Sc. degree in computer science from the Technical
University of Vienna in December 2002 with distinction. Afterwards
I was working in the Distributed
Systems Group at the Technical University of Vienna until I visited
EPFL during summer of 2003 as Erasmus exchange
student and joined EPFL's doctoral
school in October 2003.
I was born 1977, May 18 in Mistelbach, Austria. I grew up in a small
village named Martinsdorf approximately 30km north-east of Vienna. I
moved to Lausanne in Switzerland in October 2003 to work and study at
EPFL as Ph.D. student.