John Byers

Associate Professor, Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences

John Byers is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Boston University, where he joined the faculty in 1999. He is also Chief Scientist and a member of the Board of Directors at Cogo Labs (formerly Adverplex, Inc.), a quantitative online advertising firm based in Cambridge, MA, where he has held an executive role since the company’s founding in 2005. Professor Byers’ research interests are broadly focused on algorithmic and economic aspects of e-commerce, networking, and large-scale data management. He received the ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award in 2009 for his work on scalable loss-resilient multicast, the IEEE ICDE Best Paper Award in 2004 for his work on sensor databases, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2001. He served terms on the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and on the executive committee of ACM SIGCOMM. He was co-chair of the ACM SIGCOMM ’11 Technical Program Committee and General Co-Chair for the 2012 ACM Internet Measurement Conference, held at Boston University.

Dr. Byers received his BA in Computer Science, Economics, and Mathematics at Cornell University (1991), and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley (1997). Prior to his appointment at BU, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. He also served for many years as Affiliated Scientist at Digital Fountain, Inc. (acquired by Qualcomm) and as an Educational Consultant to Hewlett-Packard.