Trust and dependability in a pervasive digital infrastructure will make whole societies critically vulnerable, especially since cybersecurity threats are expected to rapidly increase. Trust includes properties as privacy, security, compliance, and transparency, and dependability includes a computer system’s availability, reliability, and its maintainability.

We work on a wide range of fundamental distributed systems problems related to trust and dependability. Trust-by-design is key when we initially architect, design, and build distributed systems. Our research is focused on building and investigating robust and efficient software infrastructures, trusted data management and storage, secure networking, multi-media support, and support for privacy-preserving algorithmic analysis.

Research in our group is carried out in multiple laboratories at different locations. The CSG Lab@UiT is hosting a majority of those working with fundamental distributed systems research.