Dan Rubenstein

PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

816 CEPSR
Mail Code 0401

Tel(212) 939-7048
Fax(212) 202-5095

Dan Rubenstein designs, builds, and analyzes computer networked systems. His significant contributions are in the area of multimedia networks, peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, wireless systems, and ultra-low power networked systems.

Research Interests

Computer networks, wireless networks, multimedia networks, performance evaluation, network security, distributed protocol design and analysis.

Of particular interest to Rubenstein is the understanding of the performance of the design of systems, measured by a combination of mathematical analysis and prototype implementation. He works closely with theorists as well as with systems-building colleagues, holds a handful of patents, and was a co-founder of Infinio Systems, whose core technology was developed in Rubenstein’s research lab.

Rubenstein received a BS in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an MS in mathematics from UCLA, and a PhD in computer science from UMass Amherst.  He has received five best paper awards for his research on a variety of topics in network research. He has taught at Columbia Engineering since 1992.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting scholar, Google Research, New York, NY, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chair of chemical engineering, Columbia University, 2005-2010; 2016–
  • Professor of earth and environmental engineering, Columbia University, 2016-
  • Samuel Ruben–Peter G. Viele Professor of Electrochemistry, Columbia University, 2008–
  • Professor of chemical engineering, Columbia University, 2002-
  • Associate professor of chemical engineering, Columbia University, 1995–2002
  • Assistant professor of chemical engineering, Columbia University, 1992–1995

HONORS & AWARDS

  • IEEE Outstanding Paper on New Communication Topics, 2011.
  • ACM CoNext Best Paper Award, 2008.
  • IBM Faculty Achievement Award, 2004.
  • IEEE ICNP Best Paper Award, 2003.
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2002.
  • ACM SIGMETRICS Best Student Paper Award, 2000.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Tingjun Chen, Javad Ghaderi, Dan Rubenstein, Gil Zussman, Maximizing Broadcast Throughput Under Ultra-Low-Power Constraints, Proceedings of 2016 ACM Conference on Emerging network experiment and technology (CoNEXT), Irvine, CA, December, 2016.
  • Rob Margolies, Guy Grebla, Tingjun Chen, Dan Rubenstein and  Gil Zussman, Panda: Neighbor Discovery on a Power Harvesting Budget, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Series on Green Communications and Networking, Volume 34, Issue 12, December 2016.
  • Joshua Reich, Vishal Misra, Dan Rubenstein,  Gil Zussman, Connectivity Maintenance in Mobile Wireless Networks via Constrained Mobility, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Volume 30, number 5, June 2012.
  • Richard T.B. Ma, Dahming Chiu, John C.S. Lui, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein, On Cooperative Settlement Between Content, Transit and Eyeball Internet Service Providers, IEEE/ACM  Transactions on Networking, Volume 19, Number 3, June 2011.
  • Maria Gorlatova, Peter Kinget, Ioannis Kymissis, Dan Rubenstein, Xiaodong Wang and Gil Zussman, Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) for Ubiquitous Object Networking, IEEE Wireless Communications, Volume 17, Number 6, pp. 18-25, December, 2010.
  • Eli Brosh, Salman Abdul Baset, Vishal Misra, Dan Rubenstein, and Henning Schulzrinne, The Delay-Friendliness of TCP for Real-time Traffic, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 18, Number 5, pp. 1478-1491, 2010.
  • Richard T.B. Ma, Dah Ming Chiu, John C.S. Lui, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein, Internet Economics: The use of Shapley value for ISP settlement,  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 18, Number 3, pp. 775-787, 2010.
  • P. Bahl, R. Chandra, P.P.C. Lee, V. Misra, J. Padhye, D. Rubenstein and Y. Yu, Opportunistic Use of Client Repeaters to Improve Performance of WLANs, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 17, Number 4, pp. 1160-1171, August, 2009.
  • Abhinav Kamra, Jon Feldman, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein, Growth Codes: Maximizing Sensor Network Data Persistence, Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM, Pisa, Italy, September, 2006.
  • Bong-Jun Ko and Dan Rubenstein, A Distributed, Self-stabilizing Protocol for Placement of Replicated Resources in Emerging Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 13, Number 3, June, 2005.
  • Dan Rubenstein, Jim Kurose and Don Towsley, Detecting Shared Congestion of Flows Via End-to-end Measurement, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 10, Number 3, June, 2002.
  • Angelos Keromytis, Vishal Misra and Dan Rubenstein, SOS: Secure Overlay Services, Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM, Pittsburgh, PA, August, 2002.