• Australia-2011

    For contributions to computer network design.

David Wetherall is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He ran Intel's former Seattle research lab on ubiquitous computing from 2006 to 2009, and is an author of Computer Networks, 5th edition.
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Wetherall's research is broadly focused on the Internet and network systems, including wireless and mobile computing, and privacy and security. He mixes blue-sky projects with industrial collaborations, and is known for pioneering research on programmable networks, de-duplication, Internet mapping, and denial-of-service. (Try this paper for a fun, early look at the Web!)
Wetherall has a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT, and a B.E. in electrical engineering from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the ACM; received a Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER award, SIGCOMM Test-of-Time award, and Bennett Prize; chaired SIGCOMM, NSDI, and MobiSys; and founded HotNets.