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Danny Lewin



I am a student at the department of Computer Science at  Columbia University.  I am advised by Jason Nieh, and co-advised by Cliff Stein. I have recently defended my PhD dissertation on: "Improving Performance in Peer-to-Peer Systems through Fairness". 

My research interests include: P2P networks, CDNs (content delivery networks), distributed systems, coding theory, and probabilistic modeling and analysis.  Where possible, I like to combine both systems and theory in a project, so that the ideas have a strong theoretical basis and can also be evaluated in practice. 

I received my B.S. and M.Eng. from MIT in '99 where I majored in Computer Science and minored in Math.  For my Master's degree I worked with Tom Leighton, Danny Lewin and David Karger on load-balancing algorithms and implementation of a web-caching system. Starting my senior year at MIT I worked full-time at a great start-up called Akamai.  As one of the first engineers in the company I designed and built some of the core architecture of the Akamai CDN.  I started my PhD program at Columbia in the Fall of 2003.  

email: asherman At cs Dot  columbia Dot edu 

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