Anwitaman Datta leads the SANDS group. He is interested in understanding and designing resilient large-scale distributed systems. More about Anwitaman can be found at:


Current members


     Ertem Esiner was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his French baccalaureate from Galatasaray Lycee, Istanbul in 2007 and his B.S degree in Computer Engineering from Koc University, Istanbul in 2011. He obtained his M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering at Koc University in 2013 where he worked as a research and teaching assistant. During his study he worked on Secure Cloud Storage Systems. He is currently pursuing his PhD in NTU where his main interests are Cryptography, Security, and Privacy.



     Liu Xin did his Ph.D. on Trust beyond reputation: Novel trust mechanisms for distributed environments. He left SANDS to work in EPFL/LSIR as a post-doc.

     Krzysztof Rzadca was a research fellow in SANDS since Sept 2008 till March 2010. He left SANDS to join Warsaw University as a faculty member.

     Sally did her undergraduate final year project in SANDS, and subsequently worked in the group as a Project Officer for the period of July 2009 till August 2010. She left SANDS to join IBM Singapore Software Lab.

     Christian von der Weth was a research fellow in SANDS since January 2010 till February 2011. He left SANDS to join DERI in Galway, Ireland.

     Bhaskar Biswas was a research fellow in SANDS since October 2010 till February 2011.

      Anthony Ventresque was a post-doc in SANDS for roughly two years. He next joined University College Dublin as a post-doc.

     Wang Wenqiang worked as a post-doc for roughly two years for a SANDS based project.

     Li Chenliang did his PhD. (which is currently under examination).

     Rajesh Sharma did his PhD. (which is currently under examination).

     Stefano Braghin was a post-doc at SANDS since July 2011 till January 2013. He left SANDS to join DERI in Galway, Ireland.

     Jackson did his Bachelor degree of Computer Science from Nanyang Technological University in 2008. He joined Sands as a Project Officer after graduation and worked there till March 2013.

     Dinh Tien Tuan Anh was at SANDS from early 2011 till July 2013, and joined NUS as a psot-doc for his next job.

     Aatish Chiniah worked at SANDS from August 2012 till June 2013 as a research student. As his next job, he returned back as a lecturer in University of Mauritius.

     Jaume Pernas spent half a year in SANDS doing nothing, and disappeared in the last month without notice after receiving a full month's salary.

     Kyumars Sheykh Esmaili worked at SANDS from August 2012 till September 2013, and then moved to Technicolor Paris for his next job.

     Quach Vinh Thanh worked in SANDS for over two years as a project officer, till January 2014, before joining a different project at NTU itself for his next job.

     Chih Wei worked in SANDS for two years, till January 2014.

     Lichun Li worked at SANDS from early 2012 till July 2014.