Worldwide Computing Laboratory

World-Wide Computer

Samuel Breese
Sinclair Gurny
Shigeru Imai, Ph.D., Postdoc at NSL ()
Yang Li
Saswata Paul ()
Professor Carlos Varela, Director ()


Shigeru Imai, Ph.D., 2018
Travis Desell, Ph.D., 2009, University of North Dakota
Kaoutar El Maghraoui, Ph.D., 2007, IBM T.J. Watson Research
Wei-Jen Wang, Ph.D., 2006, National Central University, Taiwan


Cloud Computing

Grid Computing


Coordination Models

Scientific Computing

Electronic Commerce

Data Streaming

Internet Programming Languages

Software Agents

Distributed Systems Visualization

Databases and the Web

Computational Geometry

Book from Prof. Varela: Programming Distributed Computing Systems
(Available from Amazon and MIT Press)

Projects and Software

SALSA: Simple Actor Language System and Architecture

IOS: Internet Operating System

OverView: Dynamic Visualization of Distributed Systems

PILOTS: ProgrammIng Language for spatiO-Temporal data Streaming applications


GMLE: Distributed Generic Maximum Likelihood Evaluation

Transactors: A Programming Model for Maintaining Globally Consistent Distributed State in Unreliable Environments

Cloud Operating System: Elastic Scalable Cloud Computing Middlewre


Distributed Computing over the Internet ( S'19, S'17, S'16, F'14, F'12, F'10, F'09, S'07, S'06, S'04, S'03, S'02)

Programming Languages ( F'17, F'16, F'15, S'15, F'14, S'13, S'12, S'11, S'10, F'09, F'07, F'06, F'05, S'05, F'03)

Principles of Software ( Spring '19)

Software Verification( Spring '18)

Cloud Computing( Fall '11)

Network Programming (Fall '02)

Internet Computing (Fall '01)


Open Systems Laboratory at UIUC

Programming Languages and Software Engineering at IBM Research

Chikayama & Taura Laboratory at the University of Tokyo

Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab at the University of Melbourne

Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signaux et Syst�mes de Sophia-Antipolis (I3S/CNRS/INRIA)

Calls for Papers and Participation

Graph Computing 2019

IEEE Cluster 2019

2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2019)

Eighteenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2019)

ACM Computing Surveys

IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing

RPI CS Dept.


Department of Computer Science

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute