Logan Stafman

About Me

Hello! I'm Logan Stafman, currently a PhD Candidate at Princeton University in the Computer Science department, working with Dr. Michael Freedman. My work currently lies in big data processing as it pertains to approximate computing.

I earned my BS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012 where I worked with Dr. Jonathan Turner on the Forest Overlay Network. My CV can be downloaded here.


Utility Scheduling for Multi-Tenant Clusters
Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University [PDF]

SLAQ: Quality-Driven Scheduling for Machine Learning Applications
Logan Stafman*, Haoyu Zhang*, Andrew Or, Michael J Freedman

Symposium on Cloud Computing '17, Santa Clara [Best Paper] [PDF] [Slides]
Extended Abstract at SysML '18, Stanford, CA

Forest Overlay Network (2011) Washington University Technical Report [PDF]


  • Artificial Intelligence (Fall 2012)
  • Distributed Systems: Data Centers to the Developing World (Fall 2012)
  • Advanced Computer Networks (Fall 2012)
  • Information Retrieval (Spring 2013)
  • Great Moments in Computing (Spring 2013)
  • Advanced Algorithm Design (Fall 2013)
  • Operating Systems (Fall 2014)


I am extremely enthusiastic about teaching. In the past I have been a TA for the following courses:

  • COS 217 - Introduction to Systems (Fall 2013) [Reviews]
  • COS 435 - Information Retrieval (Spring 2014)
  • COS 518 - Advanced Computer Systems (Fall 2015)
  • COS 217 - Introduction to Systems (Fall 2018)


  • Gordon Y.S. Wu Fellow - Princeton University (2012-Present)
  • Undergraduate Achievement Award - Washington University CS


In addition to my work, I enjoy juggling, and am an active member of the Princeton Juggling Club. My favorite moment as a juggler is shown below, in which I help fix a rural Vietnamese child's yoyo and show him some tricks.

I also enjoy solving the Rubik's cube at a rather amateur level (PB: 24.55).

Contact Me

I can be contacted at the email below.