Dr. Lauritz Thamsen | Uni of Glasgow | Systems Section
I am a Lecturer / Asst. Prof. (Research and Teaching track) in the School of Computing Science at University of Glasgow, where I work on resource-efficient distributed computing in the Glasgow Systems Section (GLASS) and Glasgow Parallelism Group (GPG), focusing on resource management and data-intensive applications. Previously, I was a guest professor in the Department of Computer Science at HU Berlin, where I lectured on Data-Intensive Systems, and a senior researcher at TU Berlin, where I drove the work on Adaptive Resource Management (ARM) in the research group on Distributed and Operating Systems (DOS) and lectured on Cloud Computing as well as Distributed Systems. Additionally, I started the Distributed Systems Engineering Laboratory (diselab), a collaborative research effort with researchers from TU Berlin and Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI).
My research is located at the intersection of distributed systems, database systems, and operating systems, where I am generally passionate about systems research and making computing more accessible and sustainable. Overall, my research interests include resource management and scheduling, scalable and reliable data processing, edge and cloud computing, and software development tools. Currently, I am focusing on easy-to-use, yet resource-efficient and resilient data-intensive systems that run on clusters of edge/cloud resources.
I got my PhD from TU Berlin, working on resource management for distributed dataflows in the BMBF-funded Berlin Big Data Center and the DFG Research Unit Stratosphere under Odej Kao. Prior to that, I was part of the Software Architecture Group of Robert Hirschfeld and the Research School at HPI. I also worked at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California, in the Technology Infrastructure Practice group, under Dan Ingalls, and at Signavio in Berlin.