Andrew W. Moore


Andrew W. Moore (PhD ’01; M.Comp(research)/B.Comp Monash University, ’94/’92) is Professor of Networked Systems at the University of Cambridge. Since its foundation in 2016, Andrew continues as joint-Director (along with Nick McKeown and Robert N.M. Watson) of NetFPGA C.I.C.: a not-for-profit UK Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) supporting the community of academic, student, non-profit, industrial and hobbyist users of the open-source hardware-software designs such as the NetFPGA programmable networking platform. As part of a focus of effort in 2017, Andrew founded the Low Latency Laboratory.

In 2001, he joined Marconi as a foundation researcher of their (short-lived) Cambridge research laboratory. In late 2002, Andrew was appointed Intel University Research Fellow within Intel's Cambridge research lab and associated to Cambridge University. Joining the Computer Science department at Queen Mary University of London in 2005, he founded the Nework Research Laboratory, later joined merged with Networks group in engineering. Andrew rejoined Cambridge University in 2007. Alongside various industrial support, Andrew has consultanted to AT&T Research and to Allen Overy LLP.

Prior to joining Cambridge, Andrew developed tools allowing the study of performance, and of block-sharing in NFS file-systems, providing the fertile fusion of interests in operating-systems and networks. This work led to a distingished dissertation award made by Monash University in 1995. In 1996, he won a number of scholarships: UK Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Corpus Christi College, and the University of Cambridge to support his postgraduate studies at Cambridge. In 2005, Andrew won an EPSRC Academic Fellowship with Queen Mary University of London and has been an hounary faculty member since his departure from London in 2007. In joint work with Denis Zuev, Andrew won the 2015 ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award applying Bayesian techniques to network-traffic classification. In a collaboration led by his PhD student Matthew Grosvenor, he co-authored a paper that won the 2015 USENIX NSDI best paper award. In joint work with colleagues at University College London, University Politehnica of Bucharest and Cambridge, he co-authored the best paper for ACM SIGCOMM 2017. One behalf of the NetFPGA project, Andrew accepted the ACM SIGCOMM SOSR Software Systems Award in 2019.

Andrew's current research interests are to further the understanding of systems, the improved measurement of performance such as latency within both computer and networked-systems, the understanding of these measurements, and to make effort to reduce and mitigate such latency.

I continue advocating the reduction of barriers while enabling implementation-based performance evaluations, improving, and encouraging reproducibility as a critical (even when missing) component to research, and promoting the public availability of research artefacts, measurements, and methodologies.


Short CV is here.

Complete CV available upon request.