Roberto Palmieri

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University where I co-lead the SSS - Scalable Systems Software Research Group with Prof. Michael Spear. Previously, I was a Research Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, associated with the Systems Software Research Group, where I led the HyFlow project.

My research interests focus on different aspects of concurrency, synchronization, distributed computing, and distributed systems, spanning from theory to practice. I am passionate about designing and implementing synchronization protocols optimized for a wide range of deployments, from multicore architectures to cluster-scale and geo-distributed infrastructures. Software and Hardware Transactional Memory technology is one of my preferred areas of research.

I am looking for motivated students who are enthusiastic about theory and practice of concurrency, synchronization, distributed systems, and/or any topic that falls into my areas of interest (see Research).
If you are interested in working with me, please contact me immediately.

Some Recent Publications:

  • Henry Daly, Ahmed Hassan, Michael Spear, Roberto Palmieri
    NUMASK: High Performance Scalable Skip List for NUMA
    The 32nd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC), 2018. 
    Link Paper
  • Mohamed Mohamedin, Sebastiano Peluso, Masoomeh Javidi Kishi, Ahmed Hassan, Roberto Palmieri
    Nemo: NUMA-aware Concurrency Control for Scalable Transactional Memory
    International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), 2018. 
    Link Paper
  • Mohamed Saad, Roberto Palmieri, Binoy Ravindran
    Lerna: Parallelizing Dependent Loops Using Speculation
    ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR), 2018.
    Best Paper AwardLink Paper
  • Ahmed Hassan, Roberto Palmieri, Sebastiano Peluso, Binoy Ravindran
    Optimistic Transactional Boosting
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS), 2017. 
    Link Paper
  • Balaji Arun, Sebastiano Peluso, Roberto Palmieri, Giuliano Losa, Binoy Ravindran
    Speeding up Consensus by Chasing Fast Decisions
    IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2017. 
    Link Techical Report