I'm an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Swarthmore College. I received my Ph.D. in August 2013 from UC San Diego, where my advisors were Alex Snoeren and Ken Yocum. My general research interests are networks and distributed systems.

Current Semester

2016-2017 Schedule
I am on leave for the 2016 - 2017 academic year.

Past Courses


R. Collins, T. Gelles, B. Marks, A. Simms, and K. Webb. "STOIC: Streaming Operating Systems in the Cloud". To appear in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), May 2017.

T. Newhall, A. Danner, and K. Webb. "Pervasive Parallel and Distributed Computing in a Liberal Arts College Curriculum". Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, January 2017. (pdf available)

B. Marks, R. Collins, and K. Webb. "Parallel Simulated Annealing with MRAnneal". IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), December 2015. (pdf)

C. Taylor, D. Zingaro, L. Porter, K. Webb, C. Lee, and M. Clancy. "Computer Science Concept Inventories: Past and Future". Computer Science Education, October 2014. (journal details)

K. Webb, A. Roy, K. Yocum, and A. Snoeren. "Blender: Upgrading Tenant-based Data Center Networking". ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communication Systems (ANCS), October 2014. (pdf)

L. Porter, C. Taylor, and K. Webb. "Leveraging Open Source Principles for Flexible Concept Inventory Development". ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), June 2014. (pdf)

K. Webb and C. Taylor. "Developing a Pre- and Post-Course Concept Inventory to Gauge Operating Systems Learning". ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), March 2014. (pdf)

K. Webb, B. Vattikonda, K. Yocum, and A. Snoeren. "Scalable Coordination of a Tightly-Coupled Service in the Wide Area". ACM Conference on Timely Results in Operating Systems (TRIOS), November 3, 2013. (pdf)

D. Logothetis, C. Trezzo, K. Webb, and K. Yocum. "In-situ MapReduce for Log Processing". USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC), June 2011. (pdf)

K. Webb, A. Snoeren, and K. Yocum. "Topology Switching for Data Center Networks". Workshop on Hot Topics in Management of Internet, Cloud and Enterprise Networks and Services (Hot-ICE), March 2011. (pdf)

E. Kiciman, B. Livshits, M. Musuvathi, and K. Webb. "Fluxo: A System for Internet Service Programming by Non-expert Developers". ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC), June 2010. (pdf)

D. Logothetis, C. Olston, B. Reed, K. Webb, and K. Yocum. "Stateful Bulk Processing for Incremental Algorithms". ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC), June 2010. (pdf)