Systems and Networking

@ University of Waterloo

The focus of the Systems and Networking Group is the design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of computer systems and networks that knit together disparate underlying components to present a cohesive operating environment for task-specific applications.

Our members study systems ranging from single-processor, standalone embedded systems to large-scale highly-networked distributed systems. Research activity similarly covers a broad variety of topics: parallel hardware, systems software, data-centre networking and data-centre systems, wireless networks, energy systems, and wide-area networks.

We use many approaches in our work, reflecting our varied expertise. This includes workload characterization, architectural design, algorithm design, theoretical analysis, simulation, and the design, implementation and experimental evaluation of prototype systems.