Heidi Howard

Graduate Student,
Department of Computer Science and Technology,
Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

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

Bio
I am a PhD student in the System Research Group at Cambridge University’s, Department of Computer Science and Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Jon Crowcroft. My research interests are consistency, fault-tolerance and performance in distributed systems, specializing in distributed consensus algorithms. In 2014, I received my BA in Computer Science from Cambridge University and I have previously worked as an undergraduate researcher at the Cambridge University and at VMware Research. I am probably most widely known for my generalization of Leslie Lamport’s Paxos algorithm for solving consensus, known as Flexible Paxos.