Lukas Rupprecht

Postdoctoral Researcher, Storage Systems Group
IBM Research Almaden

About Me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Storage Systems group at IBM Research Almaden which I joined in December 2016. Previously, I obtained a PhD degree from Imperial College London where I was supervised by Prof. Peter Pietzuch. I hold a MSc and BSc degree in Computer Science from Technical University Munich (TUM) where I worked under Prof. Alfons Kemper on P2P-based data management systems.

My research interests are broadly related to distributed systems for data management including scalability, performance, fault tolerance, and manageability aspects. During my PhD, I worked at the intersection of data-parallel frameworks (Spark, Flink, MapReduce) and the network to optimize, how these applications utilize networking resources under different conditions. As a member of the Storage Systems group at IBM Research I am investigating scalable storage solutions to store and navigate data at scale.



Postdoctoral Researcher, IBM Research Almaden (since 2017)

  • Member of the Storage Systems Group
  • Conducting research on scalable storage technologies
    • PhD Student, Imperial College London (2012 - 2017)

      • Advised by Peter Pietzuch as member of the LSDS Group
      • Worked on optimizing the interaction of data-parallel frameworks with the network
        • Research Intern, IBM Research Almaden (Summer 2014)

          • Mentored by Rui Zhang as member of the Storage Systems Group
          • Worked on adapting object stores to serve as an efficient storage layer for data-parallel frameworks
            • Software Development Intern, Otto Group Hamburg (Summer 2012)

              • Part of the search backend development team at shopping24
              • Worked on developing internal tools to improve the product search backend