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John Byers is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Boston University. He is also Chief Scientist and a member of the Board of Directors at Adverplex, Inc., a quantitative online advertising firm based in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Byers joined B.U. in 1999 and has had an executive role at Adverplex since the company's founding in 2005. He received his BA in Computer Science, Economics, and Mathematics at Cornell University (1991), and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley (1997). Prior to his appointment at B.U., he was a post-doctoral researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. He also served for many years as Affiliated Scientist at Digital Fountain, Inc. (acquired by Qualcomm) and as an Educational Consultant to Hewlett-Packard. Professor Byers' research interests are broad and include algorithmic and economic aspects of networking, large-scale data management, and e-commerce. He received the ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award in 2009 for his work on erasure-encoded content delivery, the IEEE ICDE Best Paper Award in 2004 for his work on sensor databases, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2001. He served terms on the editorial board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and on the executive committee of ACM SIGCOMM. He will co-chair the SIGCOMM technical program committee in 2011.