Dr. Estrada, the Estrada family, thesis committee and DEPEND members after his final exam
DEPEND members celebrating Homa’s Hooding and Commencement ceremony at Prof. Iyer’s residence
Heidi Leerkamp, our group’s program manager (and an awesome one!) with DEPEND members after receiving the CSL Academic Professional Award
Group’s pre-summer gathering at Bangkok Thai for Yellow Curry Day tradition.
Prof. Iyer co-hosting Infosys co-founder and recipient of Honorary Doctorate from UIUC, Dr. N.R. Narayana Murthy in ECEB on May 13, 2016. Also in the picture, Pradeep Khanna, Associate Chancellor for Corporate and International Relations.
Homa with DEPEND group after her successful defense!
Spring 2015 Retreat Dinner
DEPEND group at Daniel’s wedding reception! Sep 6, 2014


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.