Pramod Bhatotia

Full Professor and Chair
Technical University of Munich, DE
The University of Edinburgh, UK
Email: pramod.bhatotia@tum.de

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I’m a computer systems researcher. My research interests span distributed systems and operating systems. I enjoy building systems to solve practical problems. My primary focus is on building reliable, secure, and scalable systems.

Since 2020, I’m a Full Professor (W3) and Head of the Chair of Distributed Systems and Operating Systems in the Department of Computer Science as part of the School of Computation, Information, and Technology (CIT) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Before moving to TUM, I was a Reader (Associate Professor) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh (UoE), where I currently hold an Honorary Full Professor position.

At TUM, I’m also an Academic Co-Director of the TUM Venture Lab for Software/AI, a Board Professor at the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM), and a core member of the Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI), Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI), BMBF Center on 6G Life, and Munich Quantum Valley (MQV).

At UoE, I’m a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and a Principal Investigator at the UK Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE).

I graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS). Before that, I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

I also actively worked in several industrial research labs, most recently as the (Founding) Technical Director of the Huawei Dresden Research Center. Previously, I worked with Microsoft ResearchIBM ResearchYahoo! Research,  Adobe Systems, and Bell Labs.

Publications

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Talks

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Honor and Awards

  • ERC Starting Grant, 2022
  • Best Paper Award Runner-up at DSN, 2022 
  • Alexander von Humboldt Henriette Herz-Scout Award, 2021
  • (2×) Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship award, 2021 & 2019
  • Huawei Research Rising Star, 2020
  • Teaching Award at the University of Edinburgh, 2019
  • UK’s Hardware Security Institute (UK RISE) Research Award, 2018
  • Highlighted Paper at ACM SYSTOR, 2018
  • Best Paper Award at ACM EuroSys, 2017
  • Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, UK 2017-2021
  • Scottish Computer Society’s (SICSA) Young Researcher Award, 2017
  • Microsoft Azure Research Award, 2017
  • Max Planck Society, Summa cum laude for the PhD thesis, 2015
  • Community Choice Winner Award at Hadoop Summit, 2015
  • Best Student Paper Award at ACM/USENIX Middleware, 2014
  • Best Paper Award at ACM/IEEE HiPC, 2010
  • Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG) Fellowship, 2009
  • HPCC Supercomputing Award for RandomAccess benchmark on BlueGene/P, 2008
  • Best Master Thesis Award, Student Research Symposium at ACM/IEEE HiPC, 2008

Service

Organizer

Jury member

  • British Computer Society (BCS) Distinguished Dissertation, 2018
  • EuroSys Roger Needham PhD Award, 2018

Program committee member