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Jennifer Rexford

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Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1996
jrex  (@cs.princeton.edu) (609) 258-3026 3A Nassau Hall
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Interests: Networking, network virtualization, Internet measurement, network management, network troubleshooting.

SIGCOMM Award for Lifetime Contribution, 2018; ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award, 2016; National Academy of Engineering, 2014; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013; Member, ACM Fellow, 2008

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Short Bio

Jennifer Rexford is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, and Chair of the Computer Science Department. Before joining Princeton in 2005, she worked for eight years at AT&T Labs—Research. She received her BSE in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1991, and her Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan in 1996. She served as the chair of ACM SIGCOMM from 2003 to 2007. Professor Rexford was the 2004 winner of ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computer professional. She is an ACM Fellow (2008) and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013) and the National Academy of Engineering (2014).

Selected Publications

  • “Web Protocols and Practice: HTTP/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching, and Traffic Measurement.” Balachander Krishnamurthy and Jennifer Rexford. Addison-Wesley, May 2001.
  • "Composing Software-Defined Networks." Christopher Monsanto, Joshua Reich, Nate Foster, Jennifer Rexford, and David Walker. Proc. Networked Systems Design and Implementation, April 2013.
  • "SEATTLE: A scalable Ethernet architecture for large enterprises." Changhoon Kim, Matthew Caesar, and Jennifer Rexford. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, volume 29, number 1, February 2011.
  • "OpenFlow: Enabling innovation in campus networks." Nick McKeown, Tom Anderson, Hari Balakrishnan, Guru Parulkar, Larry Peterson, Jennifer Rexford, Scott Shenker, and Jonathan Turner. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review, April 2008.
  • "Stable Internet routing without global coordination." Lixin Gao and Jennifer Rexford. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, December 2001, pp. 681-692.
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