About Me


Hi and thanks for stopping by! My name is Dan Graur. I’m currently a 3rd year PhD Student in Computer Science at ETH Zürich as part of the Systems Group where I am advised by Prof. Gustavo Alonso and Prof. Ana Klimovic. My main research interests lie in Systems for Machine Learning and Databases.

During my PhD I interned twice in Google: (1) in Brain as part of the Flax team, and (2) in TensorFlow as part of the tf.Data team. Prior to the PhD, I obtained my MSc in Computer Science from TU Delft and ETH Zurich. At TU Delft I had the pleasure of working with Prof. Jan Rellermeyer for my MSc thesis. During my time at TU Delft I worked as a Research Assistant as part of the Tribler research team. Prior to this, I obtained my BSc in Computer Science from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.


This is a list of the research papers I’ve published so far:

Other Contributions

I’ve also helped develop and improve the ADL Functionality Benchmarks Index, a benchmark dedicated to bridging the gap between the High-Energy Physics and the Database communities in terms of Query Languages and Database Engines:


During my time at ETH Zürich I’ve helped teach the following courses:

Things I Like to Do

Playing guitar is one of my biggest hobbies. I’ve started playing in middle-school and haven’t given it up since, although I’ve had my on-and-off periods with it. I also love endurance sports such as running, cycling and swimming.


Feel free to get in touch by sending me an email at hc.zhte.fni@ruarg.nad (copying the address won’t work well). Otherwise, you can reach me at the following address:

Dan Graur
STF G 222
Stampfenbachstrasse 114
8092 Zürich