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.
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.