Rebecca Drucker

I am a Computer Science PhD Candidate at Stony Brook University working in the NetSys Lab with Professor Aruna Balasubramanian. I also work closely with Professor Anshul Gandhi in the PACE Lab. Currently my research is in the area of web performance, and I am particularly interested in the impact of emerging congestion control algorithms on applications. I am also interested in computer science education and plan to do some work in this area soon.

You can contact me by email (rdrucker (at) or LinkedIn.


BBR Bufferbloat in DASH Video
Santiago Vargas*, Rebecca Drucker*, Aiswarya Renganathan, Anshul Gandhi, and Aruna Balasubramanian
WWW 2021
* equal contribution


Computer Science PhD Candidate, Stony Brook University, 2018-present

Computer Science & Mathematics, B.S., Juniata College, graduated cum laude and with distinction, 2014-2018

Past Employment

Graduate Assistant, HPC Support Team, Stony Brook University, May 2019-May 2020

Teaching Assistant, CSE 215 Foundations of Computer Science and CSE 303 Intro to Theory of Computation, Stony Brook University, August 2018-May 2019

Computer Science Intern, GDA Corp, May 2017-August 2018

Student Researcher, Juniata College/Wright Labs, May 2016-May 2018

Other Activities

I am currently an Inclusive Computing Fellow, working to develop and run training sessions for new TAs in the Stony Brook CS department.

I was awarded a GAANN Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year.

I was on the executive board of the Computer Science Graduate Student Organization (CSGSO), a club that arranges events for computer science graduate students at Stony Brook, for two years.

In my spare time, I enjoy cross stitching and maintaining my collection of vintage Apple computers.