Carey WilliamsonPhD in Computer Science Stanford University
Areas of Research
My research applies techniques from computer systems performance evaluation to network-based systems, such as wireless networks or the Web. Research methods include: (1) experimental implementation, measurement, and evaluation; (2) simulation modeling; and (3) mathematical modeling and analysis. Network traffic measurement is a particular strength in our lab. Recent projects have studied network traffic redundancy, scientific Web sites, email traffic, and network security issues.
Working with this supervisor
I seek students with strong systems skills, particularly in networking (e.g., TCP/IP, wireshark), operating systems (e.g., Linux), and programming (e.g., C/C++, Java). Strong grades in these courses, as well as a strong overall GPA from a well-regarded institution, are key things that I look for in an application. A strong mathematical background and good English technical writing skills are also important for success.