Dick Epema

Associate Professor in the Parallel and Distributed Systems Group of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) of Delft University of Technology


Full Professor of Decentralized Distributed Systems in the System Architecture and Networking Group of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology.


  • We won the SCALE Challenge at the CCGrid 2014 conference with the contribution "V for Vicissitude: The Challenge of Scaling Complex Big Data Workflows" on analyzing BitTorrent monitoring data with co-authors Bogdan Ghit, Mihai Capota, Tim Hegeman, Jan Hidders, and Alexandru iosup. Here is the related BTWorld website with a video explaining our solution.
  • We received the best-paper award in the Area of Distributed Systems of the ACM Symp. on Applied Computing 2014 for our paper "Hiding User Content Interest while Preserving P2P Performance" with co-authors Riccardo Petrocco, Mihai Capota, and Johan Pouwelse.
  • Our paper "Balanced Resource Allocations across Multiple Dynamic MapReduce Clusters," with co-authors Bogdan Ghit, Nehiz Yigitbasi, and Alex Iosup, has been accepted at Sigmetrics 2014.
  • We received the best-paper award at MASCOTS 2013 for the paper "Towards Machine Learning-Based Autotuning of MapReduce" with co-authors Nezih Yigitbasi, Ted Willke, and Guangdeng Liao, all of Intel Labs, USA. 
  • Here are the text and the presentation (in .ppt and .pdf) of my inaugural lecture held on November 23, 2012, at Eindhoven University of Technology.
  • Here (on pages 16 and 17) is an article on the DAS-4 from the EEMCS Faculty Magazine Quadraad of August 2011.

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