• Justine Sherry
  •     Assistant Professor
  •     [CSD] [Cylab] [SNAP]
  •     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.


April 12, 2021

When network operators deploy middleboxes like firewalls and proxies, they often do so to comply with regulations and formal policies. But how can a network operator prove to an auditor that their deployment is compliant with these policies? Grace Liu shows how to do this with a system called AuditBox at NSDI 2021 today.

April 02, 2021

Every year the National Science Foundation awards fellowships to around 2000 elite graduate students across all areas of STEM, from physics to mathematics to computer science. This year, Minya Rancic – our former intern through CMU’s REUSE program – was awarded one of these prestigious fellowships. Minya will be joining us at CMU for his PhD this Fall. Congratulations!

February 27, 2021

My spouse and colleague Ruben Martins and I welcomed a new collaborator, Carlos Sherry Martins, to our family on February 27.

February 18, 2021

FPGAs are rapidly expanding their role in datacenters and a wide range of applications today benefit from them. Today, we launch a new research center spanning CMU, UT Austin, and U. Toronto to explore the future of FPGAs in datacenter server architecture and software. Read more here to learn about the Intel/VMware Crossroads 3D-FPGA Academic Research Center and sign up to follow our seminar series!

January 28, 2021

9-year-old Maggie and her mom Abby run a podcast called `Big If True’ where they talk about things that are big. The Internet is pretty big, so I joined them this week to talk about just how big it is!

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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.