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Dr. rer. nat. Lawrence Benson

Technical University of Munich

Informatics 13 - Chair of Decentralized Information Systems and Data Management (Prof. Leis)

Postal address

Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München


I joined TUM as a PostDoc in March 2024. Before that, I received my PhD from the Data Engineering Systems Group at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam under the supervision of Tilmann Rabl.

My research focus is on data management with modern hardware. I am passionate about efficiently leveraging hardware in novel system designs. Currently, I am working on portable SIMD vectorization and cloud databases.

Before my PhD, I completed my M.Sc. at HPI with a strong focus on databases and stream processing. I wrote my thesis in collaboration with the DIMA Group @ TU Berlin. During my studies, I did two internships at Google in California and New York, working on stream processing.

Selected Publications

For a complete list, check lawben.com/publication or my Google Scholar.


Summer term 2024

Course no.TitleDatesDurationType
0000002005Hardware-Conscious Data Processing (IN0014, IN2107, IN45044) Link2SE