Heidi Howard

Research Fellow in Computer Science,
Trinity Hall,
Department of Computer Science and Technology,
University of Cambridge

Email: heidi.howard at cl.cam.ac.uk,
Office: FW01, William Gates Building, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FD, UK

Heidi Howard is a distributed systems researcher in the Systems Research Group at Cambridge University’s Department of Computer Science and Technology. 

Heidi’s research interests are consistency, fault-tolerance and performance in distributed systems, specializing in distributed consensus algorithms. In 2014, she received her BA in Computer Science from Cambridge University. She has worked at Cambridge University as an undergraduate researcher and at VMware Research.

Heidi is probably most widely known for her generalization of Leslie Lamport’s Paxos algorithm for solving consensus, known as Flexible Paxos.