Lorenzo Alvisi

Professor Emeritus
Lorenzo Alvisi, an Italian computer scientist, is currently a Tisch University Professor at Cornell University. Previously, he was a University Distinguished Teaching Professor and the holder of the Endowed Professorship #5 at University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Association for Computing Machinery.


Research Areas:
Research Interests: 
  • Theory and practice of dependable Distributed Computing
Research Labs & Affiliations: 

Theory meets Practice @ Cornell University


Select Publications

Alvisi with N. Crooks, M. Burke, E. Cecchetti, S. Harel and R. Agarwal. 8-10 October 208. Obladi: Oblivious Serializable Transactions in the Cloud.. roceedings of the 2018 USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation. Carlsbad, CA.
Ittai Abraham, Guy Gueta, Dahlia Malkhi, Lorenzo Alvisi, Rama Kotla, Jean-Philippe Martin. 4 December 2017. Revisiting fast practical byzantine fault tolerance. arXiv preprint arXiv:1712.01367.
L. Alvisi with T. Gupta, H. Fingler, and M. Walfish. 21-25 August 2017. Pretzel: Email Encryption and Provider-Supplied Functions are Compatible. . Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCOMM Conference. Los Angeles, CA.
Natacha Crooks, Youer Pu, Lorenzo Alvisi, Allen Clement. 25 July 2017. Seeing is believing: A client-centric specification of database isolation. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing. 73-82.
Chunzhi Su, Natacha Crooks, Cong Ding, Lorenzo Alvisi, Chao Xie. 9 May 2017. Bringing modular concurrency control to the next level. ACM. 283-297.

Awards & Honors

2017 - Tisch University Professorship in Computer Science, Cornell University
2014, 2016, 2017 - Google Research Award
2016 - IEEE Fellow
2016 - UT Austin University Distinguished Teaching Professor
2012-2015 - Visiting Chair Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2014 - UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
2014 - Endowed Professorship No. 5 in Computer Science, UT Austin
2012 - Humboldt Research Award
2010 - ACM Fellow
2010 - UT Austin Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award