George Porter

Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego
(affiliated with Revelle College)

Co-Director, Center for Networked Systems

Co-founder, inFocus Networks

Office Hours (Fall 2018): Tu 1-2pm, Th 9:30-10:30am

Office: EBU3B 3104 (Directions to my office are here)

University of California, San Diego
George Porter, Computer Science & Engineering Dept
9500 Gilman Dr. #0404
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404


My research interests span the fields of computer networks, data-intensive computing, and computer systems, with a specific focus on data center networking. I work to reduce the barrier to developing, deploying, and managing applications that are able to process massive amounts of data, while ensuring that the resulting systems are practical, low cost, and energy efficient. My research specifically focuses on: i) improving the networks that underpin data-intensive clusters and data centers so that they can support a new generation of applications, and ii) enabling developers and operators to build systems that support data sizes an order of magnitude greater than the existing state of the art.

Publications and CV

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About me

I am an Associate Professor in the Systems and Networking Group in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. I’m the Co-Director of the Center for Networked Systems, and a Co-Founder of inFocus Networks. I have received a Google Focused Research Award, a NetApp Faculty Fellowship, and the NSF CAREER award. Previous to joining U.C. San Diego, I obtained my Ph.D. from the RAD Lab in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at U.C. Berkeley. Before that I was an undergraduate in the Department of Computer Sciences at U.T. Austin.

Fun fact: My Erdos number is 3 (Me → Scott ShenkerFoong Frances YaoPaul Erdös) and my Bacon Number is 3, making my Erdos-Bacon number 6.