M. Frans Kaashoek

Frans Kaashoek is the Charles Piper Professor in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory since January 1993. Before joining MIT, he was a student at the department of Computer Science (afdeling Informatica) at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He received a Ph.D degree ('92) from the Vrije Universiteit for his thesis Group communication in distributed computer systems, under the guidance of Andy Tanenbaum.

Frans's research interest is computer systems: operating systems, networking, programming languages, compilers, and computer architecture for distributed, mobile, and parallel systems. The home page for the Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group describes current projects.

In 1998 Frans cofounded Sightpath Inc, which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2000. He also helped found Mazu Networks Inc and served on its board until Riverbed Technology Inc acquired Mazu in 2009.

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