Jennifer Rexford

Jennifer Rexford

Biography

Jennifer Rexford’s insights and engineering innovations have made the Internet more stable, delivering the foundations that enable sound and highly reliable Internet performance. Rexford created methods to measure traffic, topology, and routing from multiple locations to obtain a network-wide view of large Internet backbone networks, which makes it possible to manage these networks effectively. The engineering of practically every wide-area network, from Internet service providers to Cloud providers, builds on Rexford’s pioneering work on the design and operation of large-scale networks. Her work on the Routing Control Platform, which proposed the explicit separation of control and data, helped shape today's Software Defined Networking (SDN) initiative, which has revolutionized networking by enabling greater innovation.

An IEEE Fellow, Rexford is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering and Chair of Computer Science at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.