• Justine Sherry
  •     Assistant Professor
  •     [CSD] [Cylab] [SNAP]
  •     Carnegie Mellon University

I am a computer scientist interested in everything networked: from protocols and applications to the hardware that carries our data across the Internet. My goal is to make networks faster, more reliable, more secure, and lately, more fair and equitable.


November 18, 2020

This week, we saw Zhipeng Zhao’s project Pigasus featured in The Morning Paper and in Dark Reading. In addition, Nirav Atre penned a guest blog post for the APNIC blog about his work on Caching with Delayed Hits.

November 06, 2020

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are fundamental components of network security infrastructure. Zhipeng Zhao presented our new IDS, Pigasus, today at OSDI 2020. Pigasus can process 100Gbps using a single server, using 38X less energy and two orders of magnitude fewer CPUs than existing open-source approaches. Pigasus is available on Github. Read the paper here or watch the talk to learn more.

August 31, 2020

Fall Teaching: Information about 15-441/641 is all online at www.myheartisinthenetwork.com. You can schedule office hours to meet with me here.

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Common Requests

  • Prospective Undergradute Interns: I accept students through the ISR REUSE Program. Read more about how to apply here.
  • Prospective PhD Students: I can advise students in any SCS department and in ECE. Apply to whichever program fits you better (or both). I am not on the admissions committee for any PhD program.
  • Peer Review: I only review for conferences which (a) have an enforced anti-harrasment policy, (b) use double-blind review, and (c) offer open-access proceedings.

Research Talks


Justine Sherry is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Her interests are in computer networking; her work includes middleboxes, networked systems, measurement, cloud computing, and congestion control. Dr. Sherry received her PhD (2016) and MS (2012) from UC Berkeley, and her BS and BA (2010) from the University of Washington. She is a recipient of the SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation award, the David J. Sakrison prize, paper awards at USENIX NSDI and ACM SIGCOMM, and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Most importantly, she is always on the lookout for a great cappuccino.