Srinivasan Keshav

Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. I was subsequently a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs and, from 1996 to 1999, an Associate Professor at Cornell. In 1999 I temporarily left academia to co-found Ensim Corporation and GreenBorder Technologies Inc. I have been at the University of Waterloo since 2003, holding first a Canada Research Chair and subsequently the Cisco Chair in Smart Grid. My awards include the Director's Gold Medal at IIT Delhi, a Sloan Fellowship, the Sakrison Prize, two Test of Time awards from ACM SIGCOMM, and Best Paper awards at ACM SIGCOMM and ACM MOBICOM. I am the author of two graduate textbooks on computer networking. I served as Chair of ACM SIGCOMM from 2013 to 2017 and as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Mathematics from 2015 to 2017.


  • –present
    Professor, School of Computer Science, 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
  • Senior Member, IEEE