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Thomas Moscibroda

Senior Researcher & Research Manager
System Algorithms Research Group
Microsoft Research Asia, Microsoft Corporation

Chair Professor
Network Science
Institute of Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS), Tsinghua University

BJW-2/12469, No. 5, Dan Ling Street
Haidian District, Beijing
China, 100080

phone (+86-10) 5917-2345 (ext. X72345)

Thomas Moscibroda

Thomas Moscibroda is a Senior Researcher and founding manager of the System Algorithms (SysAlgo) Research Group at Microsoft Research Asia. He is also the Chair Professor for Network Science at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) at Tsinghua University. Prior to founding the new SysAlgo group, Thomas was a member of the Mobile & Sensing Systems Research Group (MASS) at MSRA. Before moving to China in 2011, he was a member of the Distributed Systems Research group at Microsoft Research in Redmond for 5 years, and he was also an affiliate member of the Networking Reserach Group and the Computer Architecture Research group at MSR Redmond, respectively.

Thomas' research interests are in (wireless) networking, computer architecture and distributed systems, with ongoing projects in each of these areas. He has a particular focus on algorithmic and mathematical approaches to practical system design. He obtained his PhD in 2006 from ETH Zurich, and was awarded the ETH Medal for his doctoral thesis. His research is documented in more than 60 research papers, and he has received Best Paper Awards at several top-tier conferences, including IPSN 2007, SIGCOMM 2009, NSDI 2009, ASPLOS 2010, EuroSys 2012, as well as PODC 2004 and 2012. His articles on DRAM scheduling and on-chip networking in multi-core systems were selected as IEEE Micro Top-Pick Computer Architecture papers in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He is also the recipient of the MICS Research on Communications Award by the National Research Foundation of Switzerland (NCCR) for his contributions to the area of Mobile Communications & Information Systems.

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We are looking for exceptional full-time researcher and research interns. Please send your CV to If you are interested in working with me and in the area of my interests, please also copy me, or email me directly. I am particularly looking for candidates in Systems & Algorithms, i.e., candidates who have an interest in algorithms, math, or optimization and have strong first-hand system skills to apply these techniques in real large-scale (distributed) systems and networks. A particular focus for our team has been cloud computing and large-scale big data infrastructure, but we are always interested in a wide range of topics related to systems and algorithms!


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