About Me

I am a postdoctoral fellow in Nir Shavit’s group at MIT CSAIL. My research is generously supported by a SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship.

Prior to joining MIT, I completed my PhD in the Distributed Computing Laboratory at EPFL. I was advised by Rachid Guerraoui. My PhD work was supported in part by an ERC grant. My dissertation was awarded an Honorable Mention for the EuroSys Needham PhD Award, as well as an EPFL Thesis Distinction.

My current research focuses on deep learning, specifically on ways to learn with less data, and on efficiently leveraging very large deep learning models. I am also interested in the theory and practice of shared memory algorithms. My research has explored the impact of emerging technologies, such as RDMA and persistent memory, on the way that we build distributed systems.

Conference Papers

Author names appear in alphabetical order.

  1. uBFT: Microsecond-scale BFT using Disaggregated Memory
    Marcos K. Aguilera, Naama Ben-David, Rachid Guerraoui, Antoine Murat, Athanasios Xygkis, Igor Zablotchi.
    ASPLOS 2023 (to appear)
  2. Frugal Byzantine Computing
    Marcos K. Aguilera, Naama Ben-David, Rachid Guerraoui, Dalia Papuc, Athanasios Xygkis, Igor Zablotchi.
    DISC 2021
    [Conference Version] [Full Version] [Talk]
  3. Leaderless Consensus
    Karolos Antoniadis, Antoine Desjardins, Vincent Gramoli, Rachid Guerraoui, Igor Zablotchi.
    ICDCS 2021. Best paper award!
    [Full Version] [Talk]
  4. Microsecond Consensus for Microsecond Applications
    Marcos K. Aguilera, Naama Ben-David, Rachid Guerraoui, Virendra J. Marathe, Athanasios Xygkis, Igor Zablotchi.
    OSDI 2020
    [Conference Version] [Full Version] [Slides] [Talk] [Code]
  5. Efficient Multi-word Compare and Swap
    Rachid Guerraoui, Alex Kogan, Virendra J. Marathe, Igor Zablotchi.
    DISC 2020
    [Conference Version] [Full Version] [Talk]
  6. The Impact of RDMA on Agreement
    Marcos K. Aguilera, Naama Ben-David, Rachid Guerraoui, Virendra J. Marathe, Igor Zablotchi.
    PODC 2019
    [Conference Version] [Full Version]
  7. The Inherent Cost of Remembering Consistently
    Nachshon Cohen, Rachid Guerraoui, Igor Zablotchi.
    SPAA 2018
    [Conference Version]
  8. Log-Free Concurrent Data Structures
    Tudor David, Aleksandar Dragojevic, Rachid Guerraoui, Igor Zablotchi. USENIX ATC 2018
    [Paper]
  9. The Disclosure Power of Shared Objects
    Peva Blanchard, Rachid Guerraoui, Julien Stainer, Igor Zablotchi.
    NETYS 2017 (Short paper)
    [Conference Version] [Full Version]
  10. FloDB: Unlocking Memory in Persistent Key-Value Stores
    Oana Balmau, Rachid Guerraoui, Vasileios Trigonakis, Igor Zablotchi. EuroSys 2017
    [Paper]
  11. Fast and Robust Memory Reclamation for Concurrent Data Structures
    Oana Balmau, Rachid Guerraoui, Maurice Herlihy, Igor Zablotchi.
    SPAA 2016
    [Conference Version] [Full Version]

Talks

Microsecond Consensus for Microsecond Applications
Two Sigma, December 2020
OSDI 2020

Efficient Multi-word Compare and Swap
DISC 2020

RDMA & Distributed Systems: A Principled Approach
IBM Research Zurich, January 2019

The Inherent Cost of Remembering Consistently
SPAA 2018

Fast and Robust Memory Reclamation for Concurrent Data Structures
SPAA 2016

Posters

Log-Free Concurrent Data Structures
USENIX ATC 2018
[Poster]

FloDB: Unlocking Memory in Persistent Key-Value Stores
EuroSys 2017
[Poster]