9 October 2018

The next generation DAS, DAS-6, will get funding! For details, see the DAS Achievements page. DAS-6 is expected to become operational in the second half of 2020.

May, 2016

IEEE Computer publishes paper about 20 years of Distributed ASCI Supercomputer. See the DAS Achievements page.

DAS PhD theses completed


  • Alessio Sclocco: Accelerating Radio Astronomy with Auto-Tuning (October 2017)
  • Alexandru Uta: Optimizing the Execution of Many-Task Computing Applications Using In-Memory Distributed File Systems (March 2017)
  • Daniela Remenska: Bringing Model Checking Closer To Practical Software Engineering (February 2016)
  • Kaveh Razavi: Fast and Scalable Virtual Machine Deployment (November 2015)
  • Guido van 't Noordende: The Design and Implementation of the Mansion Mobile Agent System (February 2015)
  • Pieter Hijma: Programming Many-Cores on Multiple Levels of Abstraction (June 2015)
  • Albana Gaba: Exploring Cross-Layer Dependencies in Congested Wireless Ad Hoc Networks (December 2014)
  • Ben van Werkhoven: Scientific Supercomputing with Graphics Processing Units (October 2014)
  • Ana-Maria Oprescu: Stochastic approaches to self-adaptive application execution on clouds (March 2013)
  • Jacopo Urbani: On Web-scale Reasoning (January 2013)
  • Z. Wei: Scalable data management for Web Applications (December 2012)
  • Ela Krepska: Towards Big Biology: High-Performance Verification of Large Concurrent Systems (September 2012)
  • Dejun Jiang: Performance Guarantees for Web Applications (March 2012)
  • Syed Jaffry: Analysis and Validation of Models for Trust Dynamics (September 2011)
  • Guido Urdaneta: Collaborative Wikipedia Hosting (June 2011)
  • Niels Drost: Real-World Distributed Supercomputing (November 2010)
  • Maik Nijhuis: A Framework for Parallel Streaming Applications (October 2010)
  • Spyros Kotoulas: Scalable discovery of networked data: Algorithms, Infrastructure, Applications (March 2010)
  • Mathijs den Burger: High-throughput Multicast Communication for Grid Applications (June 2009)
  • Geoffrey Stuart Nitschke: Neuro-Evolution For Emergent Specialization in Collective Behavior Systems (March 2009)


  • Canh Trong Ngo: Access Control for On-demand Provisioned Cloud Infrastructure Services (February 2016)
  • Reginald Cushing: Data-centric Computing on Distributed Resources (November 2015)
  • Hao Zhu: Energy-aware Information Modeling and Management for e-Infrastructures (October 2015)
  • Wei Quan: Scenario-based Run-time Adaptive Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (September 2015)
  • Leon Gommans: Multi-Domain Authorization for e-Infrastructures (December 2014)
  • Rudolf Strijkers: Internet Factories (November 2014)
  • Roberta Piscitelli: Pruning Techniques for Multi-Objective System-Level Design Space Exploration (September 2014)
  • R. Quax: Information processing in complex networks (March 2013)
  • L.A. Naumov: Modelling with Cellular Automata: Problem Solving Environments and Multidimensional Applications (June 2011)
  • D.J. Groen: High performance N-body simulation on computational grids (November 2010)
  • E. Lorenz: Multi-scale simulations with complex automata: in-stent restenosis and suspension flow (November 2010)
  • S. Murtaza: High performance reconfigurable computing with cellular automata (May 2010)
  • Y. Fomekong-Nanfack: Genetic regulatory networks inference : modeling parameters estimation \& model validation (April 2010)
  • Jeroen van der Ham: A Semantic Model for Complex Computer Networks (Apr 2010)
  • J. Vidal Rodriguez: Stochasticity in Signal Transduction Pathways (November 2009)
  • Vladimir Korkhov: Hierarchical resource management in grid computing (2009)
  • Freek Dijkstra: Framework for Path Finding in Multi-Layer Transport Networks (2009)
  • V.V. Krzhizhanovskaya: A Virtual Reactor for Simulation of Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (June 2008)


  • Zhenyang Li: Exploring Locality for Visual Recognition (December 2017)
  • Pascal Mettes: Objects for Spatio-Temporal Activity Recognition in Videos (December 2017)
  • Durk Kingma:Variational Inference and Deep Learning: A New Synthesis (October 2017)
  • Ork de Rooij: Interactive Content-Based Visualizations for Multimedia Search (October 2017)
  • Jan Zahálka: The Machine in Multimedia Analytics(JJuly 201)
  • Ran Tao: Visual Instance Search from One Example (January 2017)
  • Silvia-Laura Pintea: Continuous Learning in Computer Vision (January 2017)
  • Sezer Karaoglu: Recognition and Detection of Objects Using Visual and Textual Cues (December 2016)
  • Svetlana Kordumova: Learning to Search for Images without Annotations (November 2016)
  • Amirhossein Habibian: Storytelling Machines for Video Search (September 2016)
  • Masoud Mazloom: In Search of Video Event Semantics (September 2016)
  • Fares Alnajar: Automatic Age and Gaze Estimation under Uncontrolled Conditions (January 2016)
  • E. Gavves: Nuances in Visual recognition (September 2014)
  • I. Everts: Selecting and robustifying local image descriptors (September 2014)
  • H. Dibeklioglu: Enabling dynamics in face analysis (September 2014)
  • X. Li: Content-based visual search learned from social media (March 2012)
  • K.E.A. van de Sande: Invariant color descriptors for efficient object recognition (December 2011)
  • J.R.R. Uijlings: The what and where in visual object recognition (December 2011)
  • V. Nedovic: Depth from an image (December 2011)
  • J.C. van Gemert: Robust visual scene categorization in context (September 2010)
  • B. Huurnink: Search in audiovisual broadcast archives (November 2010)


  • Kristian Rietveld: A Versatile Tuple-Based Optimization Framework (April 2014)
  • Tran Ngoc Minh: Workload Modeling and Performance Evaluation in Parallel Systems (November 2012)
  • V.V. Thieu: Opportunities for Performance Optimization of Applications through Code Generation (March 2012)
  • H. van der Spek: Transparent Restructuring of Pointer-Linked Data Structures (December 2010)

TU Delft

  • Bogdan Ghit: Optimizing the Performance of Data Analytics Frameworks (May 2017)
  • GuangLiang Fu: Improving Volcanic Ash Forecasts with Ensemble-based Data Assimilation (January 2017)
  • Yong Guo: Distributed Heterogeneous Systems for Large-Scale Graph Processing (May 2016)
  • Riccardo Petrocco: Improving Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming (April 2016)
  • Siqi Shen: Massivizing Networked Virtual Environments on Clouds (April 2015)
  • D. Gkorou, Exploiting Graph Properties for Decentralized Reputation Systems (November 2014)
  • Adele Lu Jia: Online Networks as Societies: User Behaviors and Contribution Incentives (October 2013)
  • M.N. Yigitbasi: Understanding and Improving the Performance Consistency of Distributed Computing Systems (December 2012)
  • O.O. Sonmez: Application-Oriented Scheduling in Multicluster Grids (June 2010)
  • J.J.D. Mol: Free-Riding Resilient Video Streaming in Peer-to-Peer Networks (January 2010)
  • G.P. Halkes: MAC Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks and Their Evaluation (August 2009)
  • A. Iosup: A Framework for the Study of Grid Inter-Operation Mechanisms (January 2009)
  • P.J. Garbacki: Improving P2P Applications by Breaking the Architecture Symmetry (December 2008)


  • Erik Vermij: Moving Workloads to a Better Place (July 2017)
  • Rik Jongerius: Exascale Computer System Design: The Square Kilometre Array (September 2016)