Eddie Kohler

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Eddie Kohler
Born Massachusetts
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Harvard University, University of California, Los Angeles
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Frans Kaashoek, Robert Morris

Eddie Kohler is a computer scientist specializing in networking and operating systems. He is currently a professor of computer science at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.[1] Prior to Harvard, Eddie was a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.[2]

Eddie co-founded Mazu Networks in 2000 and served as its Chief Scientist until it was acquired in 2009[3] .[4] In 2006, at the age of 33 he was named to the TR35 as one of the Top 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review magazine[5] .[6] He is also the author of the HotCRP conference management software.[7]

Prof. Kohler is noted for his scurrilous sense of humor, fluffy beards,[8] and love of baked goods.[9] In 2005, Kohler (with David Mazières) wrote a paper titled "Get me off Your Fucking Mailing List" and sarcastically submitted it to a conference from which the two did not wish to receive further communications. Years later, the paper (submitted by another scientist to an ostensibly peer-reviewed technical journal) was accepted for publication, despite a body text consisting entirely of repetition of the phrase "Get me off your fucking mailing list".[10][11]



  1. ^ Michael Mitzenmacher (2011). "Harvard CS Hires (2011 Edition)" (published 2011-06-06). Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  2. ^ Marlys Amundson (2006). "Five Promising Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards" (published 2006-03-08). Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Eddie Kohler, Executive Profile & Biography". 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Riverbed Completes Acquisition of Mazu Networks" (published 2009-02-20). 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  5. ^ MIT Technology Review (2006). "2006 Young Innovators Under 35". Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ M.Abraham (2006). "UCLA Engineering’s Eddie Kohler Chosen as One of the Top Innovators Under the Age of 35 by MIT’s Technology Review" (published 2006-09-08). Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "HotCRP Conference Management Software". Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  8. ^ "The Dream Weaver". 2012-11-17. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  9. ^ "Eddie Bakes Some Bread before NSDI". 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  10. ^ Jeffrey Beall (November 20, 2014). "Bogus Journal Accepts Profanity-Laced Anti-Spam Paper". Scholarly Open Access. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ Joseph Stromberg (November 21, 2014). ""Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List" is an actual science paper accepted by a journal". Vox. Vox Media. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 

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