Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is happy to announce that Rodrigo Fonseca has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2017 (pending the anticipated approval of the Corporation of Brown).
Rodrigo joined Brown CS in 2009 after doing postdoctoral work at Yahoo! Research and receiving his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. His work revolves around distributed systems, networking, and operating systems. Broadly, he's interested in understanding the behavior of systems with many components for enabling new functionality and making sure they work as they should. In particular, he's interested in how to build, operate, and diagnose large scale Internet systems, and in the networks connecting them.
Recently, Rodrigo received a Best Paper Award at SOSP and won a NSF CAREER Award for his work on understanding the performance of distributed systems through causal tracing. His work has been funded and recognized by the National Science Foundation, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Facebook.