Manos Kapritsos

Assistant Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
4824 Bob and Betty Beyster building

I am interested in increasing the reliability of Distributed Systems. Building reliable distributed systems means guarding against both hardware and software failures. My research spans fault-tolerant replication and formal verification of systems software.

In my most recent projects, I have demonstrated how formal verification can be applied to complex distributed systems; I have shown that the ACID paradigm is not fundamentally slow, but can be made to perform well if one separates the ACID guarantees from the mechanism that implements them; and I have shown how to rearchitect the 40-year-old idea of State Machine Replication to accommodate multithreaded execution.


  • I was awarded the Google Faculty Award for 2017
  • Our paper Vale: Verifying High-performance Cryptographics Assembly Code got the Distinguished Paper Award at USENIX Security 2017


Winter 2018 (current): EECS591 Distributed Systems

Fall 2017: EECS482 Introduction to Operating Systems
Winter 2017: EECS591 Distributed Systems

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NSDI 2019
OSDI 2018
ICDCS 2018
SOSP 2017
DSN 2017