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Wyatt Lloyd

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Education

  • 2007, Bachelors, Computer Science with distinction, Pennsylvania State University, University Park



Biography


I joined the CS department at USC in the fall of 2014 as an Assistant Professor. I co-lead theNetworked Systems Lab with Ramesh Govindan, Ethan Katz-Bassett, and Minlan Yu.

My general interests lie in distributed systems and networking. Keywords like big data, storage, consistency, geo-replication, and fault tolerance pique my interest.

At USC I have the privilege of working with many talented students: Mohsin Ali (with Ethan Katz-Basset), Haonan Lu, Khiem Ngo, and Jamie Tsao (with Ethan Katz-Bassett).

I was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher with Facebook and I continue to collaborate with them. At Facebook I worked with Sanjeev Kumar et al. on a number of exciting projects. Past projects include f4 and an analysis of Facebook's photo-serving stack. Ongoing projects include exploring how to efficiently implement some of the insights from the analysis paper with Linpeng Tang and Qi Huang et al. with RIPQ, and quantifying the effects of eventual consistency with Haonan Lu et al.

I also have the privilege of working with Shuai Mu from Tsinghua University (with Jinyang Liof NYU) on improving the concurrency of strictly serializable general transactions withRococo, and related projects.

I was once a part of the SNS group of Princeton CS. I worked with my adviser Michael J. Freedman and we collaborated with Pittsburghers David G. Andersen (CMU) and Michael Kaminsky (Intel Research) on COPS and Eiger, which provide stronger consistency and semantics for low-latency geo-replicated storage. I am continuing to look at related problems with Haonan and Khiem.

Research Summary


My general interests lie in distributed systems and networking. Keywords like big data, storage, consistency, geo-replication, and fault tolerance pique my interest.

Appointments
  • Computer Science

Office
  • SAL 300
  • Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center
  • 941 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 781

Contact Information
  • wyattllo@usc.edu

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