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Srinivasan Keshav

Robert Sansom Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

I am the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology in the University of Cambridge. I received a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. I was subsequently an MTS at AT&T Bell Labs and an Associate Professor at Cornell. In 1999 I left academia to co-found Ensim Corporation and GreenBorder Technologies Inc. Returning to academia, I was at the University of Waterloo from 2003 to 2019 holding first a Canada Research Chair and then the Cisco Chair in Smart Grid. My honours include being named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, ACM, and IEEE, a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Delhi, two Test of Time awards from ACM SIGCOMM, and Best Paper awards at ACM SIGCOMM, MOBICOM, and eEnergy. I am the author of two graduate textbooks on computer networking and have served as Chair of ACM SIGCOMM.


  • 2019–present
    Robert Sansom Professor, University of Cambridge
  • 2008–2019
    Professor, University of Waterloo
  • 2003–2008
    Associate professor, University of Waterloo
  • 1999–2003
    CTO, Ensim Corp
  • 1996–1999
    Associate professor, Cornell
  • 1991–1996
    Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories


  • 1991 
    UC Berkeley, PhD/Computer Science
  • 1986 
    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, B. Tech/Computer Science and Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, ACM
  • Fellow, IEEE


Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Association of Computing Machinery, and Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers