Jennifer Rexford is an American computer scientist, the Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor in Engineering at Princeton University. Her research focuses on computer networking, and in particular network routing, measurement, and management.
Rexford did her undergraduate studies at Princeton, earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1991, and then moved to the University of Michigan for graduate studies in computer science and engineering, earning a masters degree in 1993 and a doctorate in 1996. Her thesis, titled "Tailoring router architectures to performance requirements in cut-through networks", was supervised by Kang G. Shin. She worked at Bell Labs for two summers as a graduate student, and then returned to what had since become AT&T Labs, working there from 1996 to 2005, when she joined the Princeton faculty.
Rexford won the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award in 2005, for her work on the Border Gateway Protocol showing how to perform network routing subject to the different business interests of the operators of different subnetworks. She became a fellow of the ACM in 2008, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2014.
- Curriculum vitae, Princeton University, retrieved 2013-04-24.
- Grace Murray Hopper Award citation, retrieved 2013-04-24.
- ACM Fellow award citation, retrieved 2013-04-24.
- Newly elected members, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, April 2013, retrieved 2013-04-24.
- Newly elected members, National Academy of Engineering, Feb, 2014, retrieved 2013-05-24.