Pramod Bhatotia

Full Professor and Chair
Technical University of Munich, DE
The University of Edinburgh, UK

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

Since 2020, I have been a Full Professor (W3) and Chair, leading the Systems Research Group 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.

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.


Please find the list of publications here.


Please find the list of invited talks here.

Honor and Awards

  • DSN Rising Star in Dependability Award, 2024
  • Intel Research Award, 2024
  • NVIDIA Research Award, 2023
  • (2×) Google Research Awards, 2023 & 2023
  • EuroSys Jochen Liedtke Young Researcher Award, 2023
  • ERC Starting Grant, 2022
  • Alexander von Humboldt Henriette Herz-Scout Award, 2021
  • (2×) Microsoft Research Awards, 2021 & 2019
  • (3×) Huawei Research Awards, 2018, 2021, & 2022
  • Huawei Research Rising Star, 2020
  • Teaching Award at the University of Edinburgh, 2019
  • UK’s Hardware Security Institute (UK RISE) Research Award, 2018
  • ARM Research Award, 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
  • 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
  • Award papers:
    • Distinguished Artifact Award at ASPLOS’23
    • (2x) Artifact Awards at EuroSys’22
    • Best Paper Award Runner-up at DSN’22
    • Best Paper Award at EuroSys’17
    • Highlighted Paper at SYSTOR’17
    • Community Choice Award at Hadoop Summit’15
    • Best Student Paper Award at Middleware’14
    • Best Paper Award at HiPC’10



Jury member

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

Program committee member