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.

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)