Srinivasan Keshav

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Srinivasan Keshav

portrait of Professor Srinivasan Keshav
CitizenshipUS and Canada
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley (PhD 1991)
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (B.Tech 1986)
AwardsACM Fellow (2012) [1]
Sloan Fellowship (1997-1999)
David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize, UC Berkeley 1991-1992 [2]
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
University of Waterloo
Ensim Corporation
Cornell University
Bell Labs
Thesis Congestion Control in Computer Networks  (1991)
Doctoral advisorDomenico Ferrari

Srinivasan Keshav FRSC[3] is a Computer Scientist who is currently the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.[4]


After undergraduate studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1986, he received his PhD in 1991 from the University of California, Berkeley, with a thesis entitled Congestion Control in Computer Networks. His advisor was Domenico Ferrari.[5] He then joined the research staff at Bell Labs, where he also had visiting faculty positions at IIT Delhi and Columbia University.[5] In 1996 he became an associate professor at Cornell University;[5] he then left academia in 1999 to co-found Ensim Corporation.[6] In 2003, he joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo, where he held a Canada Research Chair in Tetherless Computing from 2004 to 2014 and a Cisco Systems Chair in Smart Grid from 2012 to 2017.[7]

He is the inventor, along with his students at the University of Waterloo, of KioskNet, a system for providing internet access in impoverished countries.[8] He has been co-director of the Information Systems and Science for Energy (ISS4E) Laboratory at the University of Waterloo since 2010.[9] At the University of Cambridge, Professor Keshav continues to work on research and teach in areas related to sustainable energy.

Academic works and affiliations[edit]

Keshav is the author of a textbook on computer networks, An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking.[10][11] In 2012, he wrote Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking.[12]

Keshav was the Editor of Computer Communication Review from 2008 to 2013 [13] and the Chair of ACM SIGCOMM from 2013 to 2017.[14]

Honors and awards[edit]

"For contributions to computer communication networks and systems."[1]


  1. ^ a b "ACM Fellows 2012 SRINIVASAN KESHAV". acm.
  2. ^ "David J. Sakrison Prize".
  3. ^ a b "Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada". University of Waterloo. 2019.
  4. ^ "Srinivasan Keshav appointed to the Robert Sansom Professorship, 2019". August 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Curriculum vitae at Cornell University, retrieved 2010-01-28.
  6. ^ Board of Directors Archived August 20, 2008, at After Ensim, retrieved 2010-01-28.
  7. ^ Tetherless computing lab Archived July 7, 2012, at, U. of Waterloo.
  8. ^ Barbara Aggerholm (March 3, 2008), "Better connections", Waterloo Region Record, retrieved January 28, 2010.
  9. ^ ISS4E Laboratory [1]
  10. ^ Keshav, Srinivasan (1997), An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking: ATM Networks, the Internet, and the Telephone Network, Professional Computing Series, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 978-0-201-63442-6.
  11. ^ Review by Jim LeValley (1999), The Internet Protocol Journal 2 (4): 33, retrieved 2010-01-28.
  12. ^ Keshav, Srinivasan (2012), Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking, Professional Computing Series, Addison-Wesley[2]
  13. ^ Computer Communication Review, ACM SIGCOMM. Accessed August 24, 2010
  14. ^ "Past SIGCOMM Officers and Award Winners – Computer Communication Review".

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