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Keith Winstein

Keith Winstein

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Keith Winstein is an assistant professor of computer science and, by courtesy, of electrical engineering at Stanford University. His research group creates new kinds of networked systems by rethinking abstractions around communication, compression, and computing. Some of his research has found broader use, including the Mosh tool, the Puffer video-streaming site, the Lepton compression tool, the Mahimahi network emulators, the gg lambda-computing framework, and the use of a temporal reordering threshold to detect packet loss. His work has received the Sloan Research Fellowship, the Usenix NSDI Community Award (2020, 2017), the Applied Networking Research Prize (2021, 2014), the Usenix ATC Best Paper Award, a Google Faculty Research Award (2017, 2015), a Facebook Faculty Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award, and a Sprowls award for best doctoral thesis in computer science at MIT. Winstein previously served as a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal, was one of the story consultants for HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” and worked at Ksplice, a startup company (now part of Oracle) where he was the vice president of product management and business development and also cleaned the bathroom. He did his undergraduate and graduate work at MIT.