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: From computer architecture to the design and implementation of a UNIX-like Operating System.
  • [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.


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'.

17. June 2020

Vikas's work on TailX receives the best paper award at the DAIS 2020 conference! Congratulations Vikas!

1. June 2020

Michał and Etienne receive funding from the Ethereum foundation to work on strengthening service discovery in the Ethereum blockchain platform.

29. April 2020

Paolo's paper 'NetSheriff: Sheltering Software-Defined Networks from Rogue Switches' has been accepted for publication in NETYS 2020. This is a collaboration with INESC-ID and IST, Portugal. Congratulations Paolo!

16. April 2020

Preprint of our upcoming ICDCS 2020 paper 'Fair and Efficient Gossip in Hyperledger Fabric' is available on arXiv!

14. April 2020

Check our new research report on PASTRAMI, our approach to privacy-preserving and auditable multi-item auctions for decentralized cloud systems (Collaboration with University College London).

13. March 2020

Vikas's paper 'TailX: Scheduling Heterogeneous Multiget Queries to Improve Tail Latencies in Key-Value Stores' has been accepted for publication in DAIS 2020. This is a collaboration with CNRS, France. Congratulations Vikas!

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