My research projects often involve creating open-source code. If you’re looking for the code for a project I’ve worked on, you can find links to it here.

  • Derecho: GitHub
  • Private, Distributed Data Mining: GitHub
  • Cryptographic Accumulators (my undergraduate thesis): GitHub.

I have also worked on a few side projects that involve writing code, and I try to make them open-source as well.

  • Source code for the quotes page: GitHub
  • My Cornell-localized fork of SignMeUp, a web app created by Brown undergraduates to help automate waiting lists for office hours: GitHub


Edward Tremel, Sagar Jha, Weijia Song, David Chu, and Ken Birman. “Reliable, Efficient Recovery for Complex Services with Replicated Subsystems.” 2020 50th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Valencia, Spain, 2020. doi:

Sagar Jha, Jonathan Behrens, Theo Gkountouvas, Matthew Milano, Weijia Song, Edward Tremel, Robbert Van Renesse, Sydney Zink, and Kenneth P. Birman. “Derecho: Fast State Machine Replication for Cloud Services.” ACM Trans. Comput. Syst. 36, 2, Article 4 (April 2019), 49 pages. doi:

Edward Tremel, Ken Birman, Robert Kleinberg, and Márk Jelasity. “Anonymous, Fault-Tolerant Distributed Queries for Smart Devices.” ACM Trans. Cyber-Phys. Syst. 3, 2, Article 16 (October 2018), 29 pages. doi:

Jonathan Behrens, Sagar Jha, Ken Birman, and Edward Tremel. “RDMC: A Reliable RDMA Multicast for Large Objects.” 2018 48th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Luxembourg City, 2018, pp. 71-82. doi:

Edward Tremel, Ken Birman, Márk Jelasity, and Robert Kleinberg. “Anonymous Data Collection for the Smart Grid.” In 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Boston, MA, July 2016. doi:

Ken Birman, Márk Jelasity, Robert Kleinberg, and Edward Tremel. “Building a Secure and Privacy-Preserving Smart Grid.” SIGOPS Oper. Syst. Rev. 49, no. 1 (January 2015), 131-136. doi:


Microsoft Research: Summer 2018. Research intern on the Azure Sphere team, working with Phil Eade. Cambridge, UK.

Microsoft Research: Summer 2017. Research intern in the Sensors and Devices Group, working under Ken Woodberry. Cambridge, UK.

Microsoft: Summer 2013. Software engineer on the Active Directory team. Redmond, WA.

Amazon: Summer 2012. Software engineer on the Fast Retail URL team. Seattle, WA.

Cisco: Summer 2011. Software engineer in the Telepresence Exchange business unit. San Jose, CA.


  • Received an NSF-sponsored Student Travel Grant for SOSP 2019
  • Selected to attend 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum (2015)
  • Graduate with Honors, Brown University (2013)
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University (2012)