Marco Serafini


I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

I lead the Data Systems group, which works on systems for data science and machine learning, data management systems, and distributed systems.

I am a member of the Data systems Research for Exploration, Analytics, and Modeling (DREAM) lab and of the Center for Data Science.


Phone: 413 577 0354

Email: marco #

Office: CS 348


Selected and Recent Papers

Systems for graph machine learning, mining, and data management

Cloud data processing systems

Stream processing systems

Fault-tolerant distributed systems


Fall ‘21

Spring ‘22

Professional Service

Program Committee member: SIGMOD 2022, OSDI 2022, Eurosys 2022, SIGMOD 2022 Demo, Eurosys 2021, ASPLOS 2021, VLDB 2021, ICDE 2021, SIGMOD 2020, SIGMOD 2020 Demo, PaPoC 2020, SRDS 2020, VLDB 2019 Demo, SIGMOD 2019 Industry, DSN 2019, DASFAA 2019, VLDB 2018, ICDE 2018, APSys 2018, OPODIS 2018, SOSP 2017, VLDB 2017, Eurosys 2017, WWW 2017, DSN 2017, IC2E 2017, APSys 2017, Eurosys 2016, ICDCS 2016, ICDE 2016, SRDS 2106, IC2E 2016, SIGMOD 2016 demo, ICDCS 2015, WWW 2015, SRDS 2015, OPODIS 2014, SSS 2014, Middleware 2012 (Industry), EDCC 2012, SOFSEM 2011.

Program Committee chair: DSN 2022 student workshop; LADIS 2018 workshop (Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware), colocated with PODC 2018; PaPoC 2015 workshop (Principles and Practice of Consistency for Distributed Data), colocated with Eurosys 2015.

Other service: Award Committee member: Eurosys Roger Needham PhD Thesis Award 2019. Workshop Chair: IEEE Symp. on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS) 2019.


DSN 2021 Test-of-Time Award for the paper “Zab: High-Performance Broadcast for Primary-Backup Systems”.

ACM Senior Member.

Nomination for the “Best PhD Thesis of 2010” by the German, Swiss and Austrian Computer Science societies and the German chapter of ACM.