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Lluís Vilanova is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, where he is a member of the Large-Scale Data & Systems (LSDS) group, and co-founder of the Cloud, Data and Exascale Computing Hub at Imperial-X. His work focuses around the intersection between computer architecture, systems, and security, with a special interest on using co-design to break the zero-sum game we typically see between security features and performance.

Previously, Lluís was a post-doctoral researcher with Yoav Etsion at the Technion’s Electrical Engineering department. He received his PhD degree from the Computer Architecture Department at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he also participated as a researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

Research interests

My interests span wide areas of systems research, focusing on efficiency, simplicity, and security:

  • Computer architecture
  • Operating systems and runtimes
  • Virtualization
  • Co-design of hardware/software interfaces
  • Cloud systems
  • Resource management in heterogeneous and parallel systems
  • Security and privacy
  • Formal methods for building secure systems

You could take a look at my list of publications to get a more precise idea of my research interests in the past.