Alvisi's research focuses on building scalable distributed systems that can be depended upon.
Selected Research Awards & Honors:
- ACM Fellow (2010)
- IEEE Fellow (2016)
- Endowed Professorship #5 in Computer Science (2014)
- Humboldt Research Award (2012)
- Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2001-2003)
- NSF CAREER Award (1998)
- Google Faculty Research Award (2014 and 2016)
- IBM University Partnership Faculty Awards (2000-2002)
- Best paper award, 2005 and 2007 Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP)
- Best paper award, 2007 USENIX Technical Conference
- Best paper award, 2005 Symposium on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN)
Selected Teaching Awards & Honors:
- UT Austin Academy of Distinguished Teachers (2016)
- UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (2014)
- Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award (2010)
- College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (2009)
- Texas Exes Teaching Award for Outstanding Professor for the College of Natural Sciences (2008)
Other academic appointments:
- VIsiting Scholar, Cornell University (2016-2017)
- Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (June-December 2012, Summers of 2013, 2014, 2015)
- Visiting Chair Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2012-2015)
- Visiting Scientist at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, China (Summer 2010)
- Visiting Professor at the University of Trento, Italy (Summer 2008)
- Visiting Professor at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy (Summer 2005)
- Visiting Professor at Cornell University (2002-2003)
- High-Performance ACID via Modular Concurrency Control (with C. Xie, C. Su, C. Littley, M. Kapritsos, and Y. Wang). In Proceedings of the 25th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '15), Monterey, Californa, October 2015, pp. 279-294.
- All about Eve: Execute-Verify Replication for Multicore Systems (with M. Kapritsos, Y. Wang, V. Quema, A. Clement, and M. Dahlin). In Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Operating System Design and Implementation (OSDI 2012) , Hollywood CA, October 2012, pp. 237-250.
- Making Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Systems Tolerate Byzantine Faults (with A. Clement, M. Marchetti, E. Wong, and M. Dahlin). In Proceedings of the 6th USENIX Symposium of Network Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '09) , Boston, MA, April 2009, pp. 153-168.
- Zyzzyva: Speculative Byzantine Fault Tolerant Replication, with R. Kotla, M. Dahlin, A. Clement, and E. L. Wong. In Proceedings of the 21st ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2007), Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA, October 2007, pp. 45-58.
- BAR Fault Tolerance for Cooperative Services, with A.S. Ayer, A. Clement, M. Dahlin, J.P. Martin, and C. Porth. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2005), Brighton, United Kingdom, October 2005, pp. 45-58.
- Current member of the Editorial Board of ACM Transactions on Computer Systems and Springer-Verlag Distributed Computing
- Council member of the Computing Community Consortium
- Former member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2005-2010) and ACM Computing Surveys (2005-2013)
- Program Co-Chair for the 2017 Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP)
- Program Chair for the 2009 Symposium on the Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC)
- Program Chair for the 2006 Dependable Computing and Communication Symposium (DSN/DCCS)
- General Chair for the 2011 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN)
- Conference Program Committee member: SOSP (2005 and 2009), OSDI (2008, 2014), Eurosys (2013, 2014), NSDI (2010), PODC (2003 and 2006), DISC (2001, 2004, 2012) and DSN (2001 to 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
- Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Bertinoro International Center for Informatics
- NSF GENI Research Coordination Working Group
- Steering Committee for DSN (2007-2008)
- Steering Committee for PODC (2010-2012)