DEPEND group after the Fall 2014 retreat!
DEPEND group’s summer 2014 interns’ farewell lunch at Papa Dels, Champaign!
DEPEND group at Daniel’s wedding reception! Sep 6, 2014
Farewell dinner for visiting scholar Dr. Valerio Formicola, Univ. Naples – Italy, April 2014.
Spring 2015 Retreat Dinner
Spring 2015 Retreat Dinner


The DEPEND group focuses on the research, design and validation of highly-available, reliable and trustworthy computing systems and networks. Our group is multi-disciplinary comprising members from the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science whose expertise span 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 method which 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, and Boeing, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and the National Security Agency.