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Parallel and Distributed Systems Group (PVS)

Prof. Dr. Artur Andrzejak
Institute of Computer Science
Heidelberg University


Overview of the group

Welcome at the web pages of the Parallel and Distributed Systems research group (Arbeitsgruppe Parallele und Verteilte Systeme - PVS) at Institute of Computer Science of Heidelberg University. Our research targets complex and distributed software, in particular data analysis systems. We primarily focus on the following domains:

Development of reliable software:

  • Testing of large-scale software, in particular of data analysis systems
  • Detection and isolation of latent and security-critical software defects (esp. software aging)
  • Diagnosis of configuration errors in complex software systems
  • Performance optimization of data-centric applications.

Efficient data processing and analysis:

  • Efficient programming and low-code approaches for data science
  • Algorithms and tools for scalable data wrangling/data processing
  • Cloud-based resource provisioning.

In our research we apply techniques from statistics/machine learning, computer systems, software engineering, and performance optimization.


Our industrial and academic collaboration partners include: