Dr. Aaron Schulman graduated from the University of Maryland with his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2013. During his doctoral study, Aaron was advised by Dr. Neil Spring. Aaron was recently awarded the SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Computer Networking and Data Communication for his dissertation, "Observing and Improving the Reliability of Internet Last-mile Links." Aaron's dissertation "provides the first observation of fundamental factors that limit the reliability of the Internet's critical last-mile infrastructure and presents improvements to mitigate the effects of these factors." Aaron is now a postdoc at Stanford University where he is continuing his work in networked systems.