Nick McKeown (PhD/MS UC Berkeley ’95/’92; B.E Univ. of Leeds, ’86) is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Faculty Director of the Clean Slate Program at Stanford University. From 1986–1989 he worked for Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bristol, England. In 1995, he helped architect Cisco’s GSR 12000 router. In 1997 Nick co-founded Abrizio Inc. (acquired by PMC-Sierra), where he was CTO. He was co-founder and CEO of Nemo (“Network Memory”), which is now part of Cisco.
Nick McKeown is a STMicroelectronics Faculty Scholar, a Robert Noyce Faculty Fellow, a Fellow of the Powell Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. In 2000, he received the IEEE Rice Award for the best paper in communications theory. Nick is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM. In 2005, he was awarded the British Computer Society Lovelace Medal, and in 2009 the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communications Award. Nick’s research interests include the architecture of the future Internet, tools and platforms for networking teaching and research.