• Justine Sherry
  •     Assistant Professor
  •     Computer Science Dept
  •     Carnegie Mellon University

I am a computer scientist interested in everything networked: from protocols and applications to the hardware that carries our data across the Internet. My goal is to make networks faster, more reliable, more secure, and lately, more fair and equitable.


November 27, 2019

Ranysha Ware and I were featured in an hourlong interview in the Packet Pushers `Heavy Networking’ podcast. In the interview, Ranysha discusses her research on BBR, deployment of new congestion control algorithms, and how to test whether new algorithms are acceptable to deploy on the Internet. Listen here.

November 18, 2019

When multiple Internet connections share the same link, they compete for resources. Should connections be required to share the link fairly? If the outcomes are unfair, how unfair can they be? Ranysha Ware presented new guidelines for depoying new congestion control algorithms at HotNets 2019. Read more here.

October 28, 2019

We’re seeing some media coverage [The Telegraph] [Wired Italian] [Vice] on our BBR findings which were published last week at the Internet Measurement Conference. To clear up some common questions, I’ve written a Medium post in Q&A format.

[Read older news here]

Common Requests

  • Prospective Undergradute Interns: I accept students through the ISR REUSE Program. Read more about how to apply here.
  • Prospective PhD Students: I can advise students in any SCS department and in ECE. Apply to whichever program fits you better (or both). I am not on the admissions committee for any PhD program.
  • Peer Review: I only review for conferences which (a) have an enforced anti-harrasment policy, (b) use double-blind review, and (c) offer open-access proceedings.

Research Talks


Justine Sherry is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Her interests are in computer networking; her work includes middleboxes, networked systems, measurement, cloud computing, and congestion control. Dr. Sherry received her PhD (2016) and MS (2012) from UC Berkeley, and her BS and BA (2010) from the University of Washington. She is a recipient of the SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation award, the David J. Sakrison prize, paper awards at USENIX NSDI and ACM SIGCOMM, and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Most importantly, she is always on the lookout for a great cappuccino.