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Nickolas Feamster

Andrew S. Tanenbaum is a Professor of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM and a member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. He recently won a prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant of 2.5 million to do research on highly reliable computer systems. Tanenbaum has also authored or coauthored the following titles: Structured Computer Organization, Fifth Edition; Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Third Edition; and Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms, Second Edition, all published by Prentice Hall.


David J. Wetherall is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He hails from Australia and has worked in the area of networking for the past two decades. His research is focused on Internet protocols, wireless networks, and security. Wetherall's work has been recognized with a Sloan Fellowship, the IEEE Bennett Prize, and the ACM SIGCOMM Test-of-Time Award.


Nick Feamster is Neubauer Professor of Computer Science and the Director of  Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, with a focus on network operations, network security, and  censorship-resistant communication systems. He received his Ph.D. in Computer  science from MIT in 2005, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical  Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000 and 2001, respectively. He  was an early-stage employee at Looksmart (acquired by AltaVista), where he  wrote the company's first web crawler; and at Damballa, where he helped  design the company's first botnet-detection algorithm. Nick is an ACM Fellow. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his contributions to data-driven approaches to network security. His early work in Software Defined Networking won the USENIX Test of Time Award for its influence on  Software Defined Networking; he created the first online course on this topic  and was also one of the first instructors in Georgia Tech's online Masters in  Computer Science program. Nick is an avid distance runner, having completed 20 marathons, including Boston, New York, and Chicago.