Imperial College London

Dr Lluis Vilanova

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing




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Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Lluís Vilanova is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London.

Before coming to Imperial, Lluís was a post-doctoral researcher with Yoav Etsion at the Technion's Electrical Engineering department. Lluís received his Ph.D. degree from the Computer Architecture Department at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he also participated as a researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

Research Interests

  • Computer architecture
  • Operating systems and runtimes
  • Resource and device virtualization
  • Analysis, design and implementation of hardware/software interfaces
  • Resource management in heterogeneous and parallel systems
  • Security and privacy



Vilanova L, Maudlej L, Hille M, et al., 2020, Caladan: a distributed meta-OS for data center disaggregation, Systems for Post-Moore Architectures (SPMA) 2020

Vilanova L, Amit N, Etsion Y, 2019, Using SMT to accelerate nested virtualization, International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA)

Hunger C, Vilanova L, Papamanthou C, et al., 2018, DATS - data containers for web applications, Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), ACM, Pages:722-736

Vilanova L, Jordà M, Navarro N, et al., 2017, Direct inter-process communication (dIPC): Repurposing the CODOMs architecture to accelerate IPC, Pages:16-31

Alvarez L, Vilanova L, Moreto M, et al., 2015, Coherence Protocol for Transparent Management of Scratchpad Memories in Shared Memory Manycore Architectures, International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA)

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