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Department of Computer Science and Technology

We're delighted to announce that Srinivasan Keshav will be joining the Department from October, as the new Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science.

At Cambridge, Professor Srinivasan Keshav will be working broadly on using techniques and technologies from computer science to encourage the adoption of renewable energy, reduce the carbon footprint of legacy systems, and to combat climate change. He will also continue his work on scalable blockchains and the use of blockchains in energy.

Professor Keshav's research focuses on computer communication networks and systems. His career began with undergraduate study at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.

After completing his PhD, Keshav joined the research staff at Bell Labs and held visiting faculty positions at IIT Delhi and Columbia University, before becoming an associate professor at Cornell University. In 1999 he left academia for a few years to co-found the software company Ensim Corporation. He returned to academia to take up the Canada Research Chair in Tetherless Computing at the University of Waterloo in Ontario from 2004 to 2014. He also held the position of Cisco Systems Chair in Smart Grid at the University of Waterloo between 2012 and 2017.

Professor Keshav initiated KioskNet, a system that provides internet access in developing countries. He developed this project with students at the University of Waterloo. Keshav has authored two textbooks on computer networks: An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking (1997) and Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking (2012). Both books are prescribed for the Computer Science tripos at Cambridge. He was also the Chair of ACM SIGCOMM from 2013 to 2017.

Keshav will join the University of Cambridge as the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science with effect from 1 October 2019.

Published by Jonathan Goddard on Thursday 1st August 2019