Marcos K. Aguilera

Marcos K. Aguilera

SENIOR RESEARCHER

Contact email: mk[mylastname] at gmail.com

RECENT NEWS

2014-aug-15: I will be giving a keynote at ICDCN 2015
2014-jul-15: I joined the program committee of SOSP 2015
2014-jun-03: I joined the program committee of HotOS 2015
2014-apr-02: I will be co-chairing OPODIS 2014
2014-feb-15: I joined the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Computer Systems
2013-oct-15: I will be giving a keynote at OPODIS 2013 on geo-distributed storage systems in data centers
2013-jul-01: Transaction Chains and Pileus papers to appear in SOSP 2013
2013-jun-16: I am giving a tutorial on geo-replication at SIGMETRICS 2013
2013-mar-01: Pigeon paper to appear in NSDI 2013

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Practice of distributed systems
  • Theory of distributed computing

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Program committee FAST 2013, Hotdep 2013
Program committee ICDCN 2012, DSN 2012, SSS 2012, P2P 2012, HotDep 2012
Program committee DISC 2011, FAST 2011, LADC 2011, SPAA 2011, CloudDB 2011, TADDS 2011, OPODIS 2011
Program committee OPODIS 2010, DISC 2010, PODC 2010, SAN 2010, SSS 2010, DSN 2010
Program committee SSS 2009, ICDCN 2009, LADC 2009, Hotdep 2009, OPODIS 2009, PODC 2009, DISC 2009
Program committee OSDI 2008, DSN 2008, ICDCN 2008

Chair of the program committee DISC 2012
Co-chair of algorithms and theory track ICDCS 2012
Co-chair of program committee ICDCN 2011
Co-chair of program committee LADIS 2010
Steering committee LADC 2011, LADC 2009
Co-chair of Industry track PODC 2009

RECENT PAPERS

    (click here for all refereed papers)

Practice of distributed systems

Transaction chains: achieving serializability with low latency in geo-distributed storage systems.
Yang Zhang, Russell Power, Siyuan Zhou, Yair Sovran, Marcos K. Aguilera, Jinyang Li.
ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, November 2013.

Consistency-based service level agreements for cloud storage.
Douglas B. Terry, Vijayan Prabhakaran, Ramakrishna Kotla, Mahesh Balakrishnan, Marcos K. Aguilera, Hussam Abu-Libdeh.
ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, November 2013.

Improving availability in distributed systems with failure informers.
Joshua B. Leners, Trinabh Gupta, Marcos K. Aguilera, Michael Walfish.
Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, April 2013.

Surviving congestion in geo-distributed storage systems.
Brian Cho, Marcos K. Aguilera.
Usenix Annual Technical Conference, June 2012.

Detecting failures in distributed systems with the FALCON spy network.
Joshua Leners, Hao Wu, Wei-Lun Hung, Marcos K. Aguilera, Michael Walfish.
ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, October 2011.

Transactional storage for geo-replicated systems.
Yair Sovran, Russell Power, Marcos K. Aguilera, Jinyang Li.
ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, October 2011.

Online migration for geo-distributed storage systems.
Nguyen Tran, Marcos K. Aguilera, and Mahesh Balakrishnan.
Usenix Annual Technical Conference, June 2011.

Sinfonia: a new paradigm for building scalable distributed systems.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Arif Merchant, Mehul A. Shah, Alistair C. Veitch, Christos T. Karamanolis.
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 27(3), November 2009.
Previously appeared at the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, October 2007 (best paper award).

No time for asynchrony.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Michael Walfish.
Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, May 2009.

RPC Chains: Efficient client-server communication in geodistributed systems.
Yee Jiun Song, Marcos K. Aguilera, Ramakrishna Kotla, Dahlia Malkhi.
Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, April 2009.

Transaction rate limiters for peer-to-peer systems.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Mark Lillibridge, Xiaozhou Li.
International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, September 2008.

A practical scalable distributed B-tree.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Wojciech Golab, Mehul Shah.
International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 2008.

Improving recoverability in multi-tier storage systems.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Kimberly Keeton, Arif Merchant, Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy, Mustafa Uysal.
International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, June 2007.

Olive: distributed point-in-time branching storage for real systems.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Susan Spence, Alistair Veitch.
3rd Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, May 2006.

WAP5: black-box performance debugging for wide-area systems.
Patrick Reynolds, Janet Wiener, Jeff Mogul, Marcos K. Aguilera, Amin Vahdat.
International Conference on World Wide Web, May 2006.

Theory of distributed computing

The correctness proof of Ben-Or’s randomized consensus algorithm.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Sam Toueg.
Distributed Computing, 25(5):371-381, October 2012.

Partial synchrony based on set timeliness.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Carole Delporte-Gallet, Hugues Fauconnier, Sam Toueg.
Distributed Computing, June 2012.
Previously appeared at the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, August 2009.

Dynamic atomic storage without consensus.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Idit Keidar, Dahlia Malkhi, Alexander Shraer.
Journal of the ACM, 58(2):7, April 2011.
Previously appeared at the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, August 2009.

Reconfiguring replicated atomic storage: a tutorial.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Idit Keidar, Dahlia Malkhi, Jean-Philippe Martin, Alexander Shraer.
Distributed Computing column, Bulletin of the EATCS, pp. 84-108, October 2010.

The mailbox problem.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Eli Gafni, Leslie Lamport.
Distributed Computing, 23(2), pp. 113-134, October 2010.
Previously appeared at the International Symposium on Distributed Computing, September 2008.

Fast asynchronous consensus with optimal resilience.
Ittai Abraham, Marcos K. Aguilera and Dahlia Malkhi.
International Symposium on Distributed Computing, September 2010.

Adaptive progress: a gracefully-degrading liveness property.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Sam Toueg.
Distributed Computing, 22(5-6), pp. 303-334, August 2010.
Previously appeared at the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, August 2008.

Stumbling over consensus research: misunderstandings and issues.
Marcos K. Aguilera.
Replication: theory and practice. LNCS 5959, Chapter 4, March 2010.

Remote storage with byzantine servers.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Ram Swaminathan.
ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures, August 2009.

Partial synchrony based on set timeliness.       (tech report version here)
Marcos K. Aguilera, Carole Delporte-Gallet, Hugues Fauconnier, Sam Toueg.
ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, August 2009.

On implementing Omega in systems with weak reliability and synchrony assumptions.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Carole Delporte-Gallet, Hugues Fauconnier, Sam Toueg.
Distributed Computing, 21(4), pp. 239-314, October 2008.

Abortable and query-abortable objects and their efficient implementation.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Svend Frolund, Vassos Hadzilacos, Stephanie Horn, Sam Toueg.
ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, August 2007.

Brief announcement: remote storage with byzantine servers.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Ram Swaminathan.
ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, August 2007.

Altering document term vectors for classification - Ontologies as expectations of co-occurrence. (Poster)
Meenakshi Nagarajan, Amit Sheth, Marcos K. Aguilera, Kimberly Keeton, Arif Merchant, Mustafa Uysal.
International World Wide Web Conference, May 2007.

Consensus with byzantine failures and little system synchrony.
Marcos K. Aguilera, Carole Delporte-Gallet, Hugues Fauconnier, Sam Toueg.
International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, June 2006.

 

You can reach me at:

Email: mk[mylastname] at gmail.com

Marcos K. Aguilera

SENIOR RESEARCHER
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