Jon Crowcroft

  • Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre

Marconi Professor of Communications Systems

Computer Laboratory

University of Cambridge

15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK

+44 1223 7-63633

Website: University of Cambridge faculty profile

Issues: Cloud Computing, Internet, Networks and Infrastructure and Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

About Jon Crowcroft

Jon Crowcroft is the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Lab at the University of Cambridge. He has worked in the area of Internet support for multimedia communications for over 30 years. Three main topics of interest have been scalable multicast routing, practical approaches to traffic management, and the design of deployable end-to-end protocols. Current active research areas are opportunistic communications, social networks, and techniques and algorithms to scale infrastructure-free mobile systems.


Professor Crowcroft has written many articles for publications such as Communications of the ACM, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Network Magazine, and IEEE/Transactions on Networks, where he is also an editor at large. He has written, edited, and co-authored a number of books, which have been adopted internationally in academic courses, including TCP/IP & Linux Protocol Implementation: Systems Code for the Linux Internets (2001), Internetworking Multimedia (1999), and Open Distributed Systems (1996).


Professor Crowcroft joined the University of Cambridge in 2001, prior to which he was Professor of Networked Systems at University College London in the Computer Science Department. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the British Computer Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Technical advisory boards he is on include MPI SWS, Netronome, Social Machines, IMDEA Networks, and the Foundation for Information Policy Research Advisory Council. In 2009, he received the Sigcomm Award for his contributions to multimedia and group communications.


Ph.D., University College London, 1993  
M.Sc., University College London, 1981 
B.A., Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 1979