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Assistant Professor

Keith Winstein

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering (by courtesy)

Keith Winstein is an assistant professor of computer science and, by courtesy, of electrical engineering at Stanford University. His research group designs networked systems that cross traditional abstraction boundaries using statistical and functional techniques. He and his colleagues made the Mosh (mobile shell) tool, the Sprout and Remy systems for computer-generated congestion control, the Mahimahi network emulator, the Lepton JPEG-recompression tool, the ExCamera and Salsify systems for low-latency video coding and lambda computing, the Guardian Agent for secure delegation across a network, and the Pantheon of Congestion Control. Winstein has received a Sloan Research Fellowship, the Usenix ATC Best Paper Award, the Usenix NSDI Community Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, and Facebook Faculty Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award, a Sprowls award for best doctoral thesis in computer science at MIT, and the Applied Networking Research Prize. Winstein previously served as a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and later worked at Ksplice Inc., a startup company (now part of Oracle Corp.) where he was the vice president of product management and business development and cleaned the bathroom. Winstein did his undergraduate and graduate work at MIT.