Research Associate Professor

    • PhD: Computer Sciences - University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Former position: Assistant Professor. Washington University in St. Louis. USA
  • Joining date: June 2009


  • Computer Networking
  • Distributed Systems
  • Network Economics


Sergey Gorinsky is a tenured Research Associate Professor and leads the NetEcon (Network Economics) Group at IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid, Spain. He joined the institute in 2009 and was a Ramón y Cajal Fellow funded by the Government of Spain between 2010 and 2014. From 2003 to 2009, Dr. Gorinsky served on the tenure-track faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Sergey Gorinsky received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, USA in 2003 and 1999, respectively, and Engineer degree from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, Zelenograd, Russia in 1994.

He graduated four Ph.D. students and has primary research interests in computer networking, distributed systems, and network economics. Sergey Gorinsky made research contributions to real-time scheduling, CDN-cache deployment, network-interconnection economics, buffer sizing, learning-based caching, service differentiation, multicast, congestion control, networking education, data-plane algorithms, routing, video streaming, and bulk-data transfer. His work appeared at top conferences and journals such as SIGCOMM, NSDI, CoNEXT, INFOCOM, Transactions on Networking, and Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

Sergey Gorinsky served as a TPC chair of ICNP 2017 and other conferences, as well as a TPC member for a much broader conference population including NSDI (2024), SIGCOMM (2012, 2016, 2022), CoNEXT (2015-2017, 2019, 2021, 2023), INFOCOM (2006-2019, 2021-2024; area chair: 2019), and ICNP (2008, 2010-2017, 2019-2023; area chair: 2013, 2016, 2019-2023). Sergey Gorinsky won the INFOCOM Distinguished TPC Member Award for the record 7 times (2015-2018, 2021-2023). Dr. Gorinsky contributed to conference organization in many roles, such as a general chair of SIGCOMM 2018 and ICNP 2020. He also served as an evaluator of research proposals and projects for the European Research Council, European Commission, COST Association, Swiss National Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, United States National Science Foundation, and numerous other funding agencies.


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