News: Rococo and f4 appeared at OSDI!

I joined the CS department at USC this Fall as an Assistant Professor. I co-lead the Networked Systems Lab with Ramesh Govindan, Ethan Katz-Bassett, and Minlan Yu.

My general interests lie in distributed systems and networking. Keywords like big data, storage, consistency, geo-replication, and fault tolerance pique my interest.

At USC I have the privilege of working with many talented students: Mohsin Ali (with Ethan Katz-Basset), Haonan Lu, Khiem Ngo, and Jamie Tsao (with Ethan Katz-Bassett).

I was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher with Facebook and I continue to collaborate with them. At Facebook I worked with Sanjeev Kumar et al. on a number of exciting projects. Past projects include f4 and an analysis of Facebook's photo-serving stack. Ongoing projects include exploring how to efficiently implement some of the insights from the analaysis paper with Linpeng Tang and Qi Huang et al., and quantifying the effects of eventual consistency with Haonan Lu et al.

I also have the priviledge of working with Shuai Mu from Tsinghua University (with Jinyang Li of NYU) on improving the concurrency of strictly serializable general transactions with Rococo, and related projects.

I was once a part of the SNS group of Princeton CS. I worked with my adviser Michael J. Freedman and we collaborated with Pittsburghers David G. Andersen (CMU) and Michael Kaminsky (Intel Research) on COPS and Eiger, which provide stronger consistency and semantics for low-latency geo-replicated storage. I am continuing to look at related problems with Haonan and Khiem.

Wyatt Lloyd

Assistant Professor

University of Southern California

wyatt.lloyd@usc.edu