Homa with DEPEND group after her successful defense!
After Homa’s successful Ph.D. defense: L-R, Prof. Kalbarczyk, Prof. Iyer, Homa, Dr. Raman, Prof. Sanders, Prof. Patel, Prof. Sha
Spring 2015 Retreat Dinner
Spring 2015 Retreat Dinner
Farewell dinner for Visiting Scholar Dr. Valerio Formicola, Univ. Naples – Italy, April 2014
DEPEND group at Daniel’s wedding reception! Sep 6, 2014
DEPEND group’s Summer 2014 interns’ farewell lunch at Papa Del’s, Champaign
DEPEND group after the Fall 2014 retreat


The DEPEND group focuses on the research, design, and validation of highly available, reliable, and trustworthy computing systems and networks. Our group is multidisciplinary, comprising members from the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, whose expertise spans across hardware and low-level architectures, operating systems and virtualization, cyber-physical systems, health informatics (embedded medical devices), and big-data analytics. With a strong experimental focus, we develop techniques and methods that are tested on real systems or verified with actual production data.

Our group collaborates extensively with several industry partners and research institutions; for example, IBM, Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), HP, Motorola, Microsoft, Intel, Boeing, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and the National Security Agency.