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Hakim Weatherspoon

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  • Hakim Weatherspoon
  • Dept: Computer Science
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Address: Room 427 Gates Hall
  • Phone: 607 254-1257
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Biography

Hakim Weatherspoon is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. His research interests cover various aspects of fault-tolerance, reliability, security, and performance of large Internet-scale systems such as cloud computing and distributed systems. Professor Weatherspoon is an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. Also, he is the recipient of the NSF CAREER, DARPA Computer Science Study Panel, IBM Faculty Award, the NetApp Faculty Fellowship, and the Future Internet Architecture award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in the area of secure and fault-tolerant distributed wide-area storage systems (e.g. Antiquity, OceanStore, etc.) and received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.

Research Interests

Systems and Networking. Prof. Weatherspoon's research interests cover various aspects of fault-tolerance, reliability, security, and performance of large Internet-scale systems such as cloud computing and distributed systems.

Teaching Interests

Systems and Networking, Operating Systems, Advanced Systems, Advanced Distributed Storage Systems, Distributed Systems, Computer System Organization, and Systems Programming

Selected Publications

  • Williams, Dan, Hakim Weatherspoon. 2011. "Overdriver: Handling Memory Overload in an Oversubscribed Cloud." Newport Beach, CA March 11.
  • Freedman, Daniel A., Tudor Marian, Kenneth Paul Birman, Hakim Weatherspoon. 2010. "Exact temporal characterization of 10 Gbps optical wide-area network." Melbourne, Australia November.
  • Abu-Libdeh, Hussam, Lonnie Princehouse, Hakim Weatherspoon. 2010. "RACS: A Case for Cloud Storage Diversity." Indianapolis, IN June.
  • Balakrishnan, Mahesh, Tudor Marian, Kenneth Birman, Hakim Weatherspoon, Lakshmi Ganesh. 2010. "Maelstrom: Transparent Error Correction for Communication between Data Centers." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
  • Lee, Ki Suh , Han Wang, Hakim Weatherspoon. 2014. "PHY Covert Channels: Can you see the Idles?." Paper presented at Proceedings of the USENIX symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), April (2nd Quarter/Spring).

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Future Internet Architecture: NEBULA: A Future Internet that Supports Trustworthy Cloud Computing (National Science Foundation) 2011
  • NetApp Faculty Fellowship (NetApp) 2011
  • DARPA Computer Science Study Panel: Research Securing our Critical Network Infrastructure with the Software Defined Network Approach (DARPA) 2011
  • Best Paper Award at the ACM/IEEE Transaction on Networking (ToN) 2013
  • Department of Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) award 2013

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Education

  • Ph D (Computer & Information Science), University of California- Berkeley, 2006