Applied Distributed Systems Lab (ADSLab)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Applied Distributed Systems Lab (ADSLab) is a systems research group led by Prof. Patrick P. C. Lee from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. We conduct applied research on systems, including file and storage systems, computer networks, distributed systems, cloud computing, etc. Our research puts specific emphasis on practical system design, prototype implementation, and in-depth experiments under realistic deployment environments. We ensure that our developed systems achieve the dependability guarantees, with emphasis on fault tolerance, recovery, security, and performance.

ADSLab aims for the long-term goals:

  • Define new system design invariants that provide insights for academia and industry into solving practical problems;
  • Complement and validate the practical implications of the fundamental results explored by theoretical research;
  • Collaborate with industry and carry out technology/knowledge transfers of our system prototypes; and
  • Train students to be solid systems researchers who can contribute to both academia and industry.


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