The Cloud and Large Scale computing group at UCLouvain, Belgium is led by Prof Etienne Rivière. It belongs to the ICTEAM research institute and the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL). The group was established in October 2017.

The group research interests are in building, deploying and evaluating innovative computer systems. We work to improve the scalability, performance, security and ease of programming of large-scale and distributed cloud environments, blockchain infrastructures, programmable networks, and mobile systems.

Check the research section of this website for more details and a list of our publications.

The group offers the following courses (some in collaboration with other EPL members):

  • [Masters] LINGI2145 Cloud Computing: Development of scalable applications for the Cloud, featuring state-of-the-art software engineering principles and the coverage of systems aspect, performance, security, data management and processing.
  • [Masters] LINGI2355 Multicore Programming: Programming models and methods for scalable applications on modern multi-processor and multi-core architectures.
  • [Masters] LINGI2349 Networking and security seminar: We discuss the latest findings in networks and systems security, and learn how to read and write research papers.
  • [Bachelor] LINFO1252 Operating Systems: Principles and use of UNIX, design and implementation of operating systems.
  • [Bachelor] LINFO1102 Projets en informatique 1 (FR): First-year project-oriented course using the Python programming language and a fun project running on Raspberry PIs with the Sense Hat module.

You can learn more about our research and publications, the group members and our individual activities using the menu.

We are often looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (more info)

The group acknowledges the support and funding from UCLouvain, the Belgian FNRS, the Brussels-Capital Region Innoviris, the CHIST-ERA ERA-NET programme, and the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme.


21. September 2020

Paper accepted at Middleware 2020 (2/2): 'PASTRAMI: Privacy-preserving, Auditable, Scalable & Trustworthy Auctions for Multiple Items', in collaboration with City, University of London and University College London (UK).

21. September 2020

Paper accepted at Middleware 2020 (1/2): 'Practical Active Revocation', in collaboration with Scille and University of Bordeaux(FR).

17. September 2020

Raziel's paper 'Reactive Overlays for Adaptive Routing in Mobile Ad hoc Networks' has been accepted at DivaNet 2020. Congratulations Raziel!

01. September 2020

Nicolae Berendea joins the group as a PhD student. Welcome Nicolae!

28. August 2020

Maxime defends his Masters' thesis 'Temporary infrastructures and Ad-Hoc networking for mars explorers'.

01. August 2020

Michał leaves the group to become a lecturer at City, University of London. Congratulations, Michał!

26. June 2020

Laurent defends his Masters' thesis 'Building a secure and auditable Personal Cloud'.

25. June 2020

Nicolas defends his Masters' thesis on extending a cluster management application for HPC center CISM.

24. June 2020

Adrien defends his Masters' thesis 'Scalable and extensible social networks'.

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