Kenneth P. Birman

Computer Science
N. Rama Rao Professor of Computer Science, Computing and Information Science

Contact Information

435 Gates Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850
p: (607) 255-9199

Kenneth P. Birman

Computer Science
N. Rama Rao Professor of Computer Science, Computing and Information Science

Expertise

Distributed computing; cloud computing; fog and edge computing; fault-tolerance; data replication; software for distributed consistency; operating systems

Current Research Interest

Building scalable and consistent real-time infrastructure to support intelligent IoT and cloud-hosted computing applications

Distinction

Association of Computing Machinery SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award for “Exploiting Virtual Synchrony in Distributed Systems” (1987, with Tommy Joseph)
Association of Computing Machinery Fellow
IEEE Computer Society Fellow
IEEE Computer Society Tsutomo Kanai Award for Contributions to Distributed Computing
IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Achievement Award for Distributed Computing

Selected Publications

Jha, Sagar, Jonathan Behrens, Theo Gkountouvas, Matthew Milano, Weijia Song, Edward Tremel, Robbert van Renesse, Sydney Zink, and Kenneth P. Birman. “Derecho: Fast State Machine Replication for Cloud Services.” ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 36, no. 2 (2019).

Tremel, Edward, Kenneth P. Birman, Robert Kleinberg, and Márk Jelasity. “Anonymous, Fault-Tolerant Distributed Queries for Smart Devices.” ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems 3, no. 2 (2019).

Cornell Research Website Article

Smart Highways, Super-Smart Memory