Keith Ross is the Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at NYU Shanghai and the Leonard J. Shustek Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU. As Dean, he is responsible for recruitment of faculty, curriculum oversight, and intellectual development of engineering and computer science at NYU Shanghai.
Ross is an expert on all matters relating to the Internet and Internet applications, including the design, modeling and measurement of the Internet, as well as societal issues surrounding the Internet. His research group has published extensively on Internet privacy, Internet piracy, peer-to-peer networks, Internet security, and video distribution in the Internet. Ross is the author (with James F. Kurose) of the textbook, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (first edition in 2000, sixth edition 2012), which is the most popular textbook on computer networking, both in the US and internationally, and has been translated into fourteen languages. Professor Ross is also the author of the research monograph,Multiservice Loss Models for Broadband Communication Networks, published by Springer in 1995. He is the recipient of numerous best-paper awards, and his work has been featured extensively in the media, includingNew York Times, NPR, Bloomberg Television, Le Monde, and the Huffington Post.
He is both an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow.
Ross received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He was a professor at University of Pennsylvania for thirteen years and a professor at Institute Eurecom (France) for five years before joining NYU Tandon School of Engineering. While in France, he founded the multimedia online learning company, Wimba, which was later acquired by Blackboard. He served as Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering from 2008 to 2013.