- Scott Shenker
- Professor of Electric Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley
Scott Shenker is an American computerscientist, and professor of computer science at UC Berkeley. He is also theleader of the Initiatives Group and the Chief Scientist of the InternationalComputer Science Institute in Berkeley, California. Scott Shenker spent his academicyouth studying theoretical physics but soon gave up chaos theory for computerscience. Continuing to display a remarkably short attention span, his researchover the years has wandered from performance modeling and networking to gametheory and economics. Unable to focus on any single topic, his current researchprojects include software-defined networking, cluster programming models,genomic sequence aligners, and Internet architecture.
Scott Shenker is a Fellow of the ACM andIEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In 2016 he became afellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is ranked the top citedauthor in computer science by Microsoft Academic Search. He is a leader in themovement toward software-defined networking (SDN). He is the co-founder of theOpen Networking Foundation and of Nicira Networks.
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