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I am a lecturer (Maître-Assistant) in the Computer Science department of the University of Neuchâtel. I teach large-scale distributed systems and operating systems, and do research in the dependable and distributed computing group. My research interests are in analyzing, building and evaluating computer systems, with a focus on scalability, performance, dependability, and security.

Middleware 2014

I am a publicity chair for Middleware 2014, to take place in Bordeaux, France in December 2014. Check the conference website for more information.

Submit your tutorials and workshops proposals to OPODIS 2014! See the call on the conference Web site.


  • LEADS: Large-scale Elastic Architecture for Data-as-a-Service (FP7 project) coordinator.
  • Trustworthy Cloud Storage (participant in FNS project - PI Pascal Felber).
  • Splay: distributed applications made simple.
  • Some recently terminated projects:
    • SRT-15: Intelligence Push in the Enterprise Realm (FP7 project).
    • VELOX: An Integrated Approach to Transactional Memory on Multi and Many-core Computers (FP7 project).
    • MISTNET: FNS project on cloud-computing testbeds.


  • [Fall] Outils Informatiques pour les Sciences (undergraduate, in French)
  • [Spring] Large-Scale Distributed Systems (graduate)
    • see the JMCS web page for details.
  • [Spring] Operating Systems (undergraduate)


Here are some events and organizations I am somehow involved in.


Dr. Etienne Rivière

Dependable and Distributed Computing Group
Universite de Neuchâtel
Institut d'informatique
Rue Emile Argand 11
UniMail - IIUN - Room B125
Phone: +41 32 718 2729
Secretary: +41 32 718 2700

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