Justine Sherry, assistant professor in the Computer Science Department, is among 10 researchers chosen as this year's N²Women Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications.
N²Women – or Networking Networking Women — is a community of researchers that promotes diversity and fosters connections among underrepresented women in the computing subfield of networking and communications. Its annual list of rising stars recognizes women who have had an impact on the field early in their careers.
Sherry's research interests include middleboxes, networked systems, measurement, cloud computing and congestion control. Her recent research focuses on new opportunities and challenges arising from the deployment of middleboxes — such as firewalls and proxies — as services offered by clouds and internet service providers.
Sherry joined the CMU faculty in 2016. She earned her master's and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and received the SIGCOMM doctoral dissertation award from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Data Communications, among other awards.