Junchen Jiang Receives Carnegie Mellon Dissertation Award

October 27, 2017

Dr. Junchen Jiang was awarded the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award, for his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Enabling Data-Driven Optimization of Quality of Experience in Internet Applications”.   One of two such awards given this year, it comes with a prize and an invitation to give a Distinguished Lecture at the school.   Junchen was advised by Profs. Vyas Sekar and Hui Zhang at CMU, who state:

“Junchen’s dissertation presents the vision of “data-driven networking”—a paradigm shift in the way networked applications are managed—and demonstrates real-world benefits in Internet-scale applications."  

Junchen’s algorithms are already being used by industry, in large-scale systems such as the Conviva video streaming service and Skype (now owned by Microsoft).   Junchen is currently completing a Postdoc at Microsoft Research in New York City, and will be joining the Computer Science Department at the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor in July 2018.