Tim Harris

https://timharris.uk (computer science)
https://tlhphotography.uk (photography)
twitter: @THarris_Tim

My research interests span multiple layers of the stack, encompassing distributed systems, language runtime systems, and operating systems, and with a particular focus on scalability and performance.

I joined Amazon, working in S3 in Cambridge UK in 2018. Prior to Amazon I led the Oracle Labs group in Cambridge, UK working on runtime systems for in-memory graph analytics, and the confluence of work on “big data” and ideas from high-performance computing. Before joining Oracle I was with Microsoft Research (2004–2012), working on transactional memory and on the Barrelfish research operating system. I was on the faculty of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory (2000–2004) where I led the department's research on concurrent data structures and contributed to the Xen virtual machine monitor project.

Selected work

All publications by year

Community service

I served as joint PC chair for VEE 2017 (with Galen Hunt), as PC chair for PPoPP 2016, and joint PC-chair for EuroSys 2015 (with Maurice Herlihy). I have also served as chair of the ASPLOS steering committee (2013–2014), and as vice-chair of EuroSys, the SIGOPS European Chapter (2009–2013). I was general chair for ASPLOS 2012 in London, UK, and have served on the programme committees for OSDI 2020, USENIX ATC 2020, EuroSys 2020, ASPLOS 2020, SOCC 2019, HotStorage 2019, EuroSys 2019, FAST 2019 ASPLOS 2018, EuroSys 2018, SOSP 2017, PLDI 2017, EuroSys 2017, PPoPP 2017, USENIX ATC 2016, SOSP 2015, PPoPP 2015, SNAPL 2015, OPODIS 2014, MSPC 2014 (joint chair), PLOS 2013 (joint chair), DSLDI 2013, ISMM 2013, EuroSys 2013, PODC 2013, OSDI 2012, PLOS 2011, SOSP 2011, HotPar 2011, POPL 2011, ICDCN 2011, VEE 2010, IPDPS 2010, ASPLOS 2010, PPoPP 2010, SSS 2009, PODC 2009, ESOP 2009, ASPLOS 2009, PPoPP 2009, DISC 2008, EuroSys Doctoral Workshop 2008, PPoPP 2008, VEE 2007, ISMM 2007, OOPSLA 2007, PLDI 2007, EuroSys 2007, DISC 2006, PODC 2006, PPoPP 2006, EuroSys Doctoral Workshop 2005 (chair), SCOOL 2005 (co-chair), VEE 2005, PODC CSJP Workshop 2004, and been a reviewer for numerous conferences and journals such as OOPSLA, OSDI, PLDI, POPL, SOSP, TOCS and TOPLAS.


I have a separate web site for my photography at https://tlhphotography.uk, and more images on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/timitim/.