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 recently
co-chair of the ACM SIGCOMM '11 Technical Program Committee and General Co-Chair for the 2012
ACM Internet Measurement Conference, held at BU in November.
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.