Ýmir Vigfússon

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Who I Am

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science. at Reykjavik University since 2011. In earlier lives, I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from University of Iceland in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2009. I was also a post-doctoral scientist at IBM Research between 2009-2011.

What I Do

My academic research is focused around distributed systems and cloud computing, and I am particularly interested in socially motivated real-world problems that embody deep trade-offs. My primary interests are on distributed data replication (caching, live streaming and multicast) and on security. Other research interests include optimization, data mining, wireless ad-hoc networks, randomized algorithms and epidemiology.

I am also a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Syndis, a growing multinational company focused on research and services in offensive information security.

Where I Do It

I head the RU Systems Lab, working on projects ranging from efficient content delivery, elastic storage systems, multi-tenant cloud caches to effective wireless ad-hoc networks.

I am a founding member of the CRESS Center for Research on Engineering Software Systems, a member of ICE-TCS Center and the Research Group for Algorithms and Networks (ALNET) at RU.

Here is my Curriculum Vitae.


Contact Information

Ymir Vigfusson
Reykjavik University
Menntavegur 1
101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Tel: +354-599-6443
Fax: +354-599-6301