Faculty Profile

Philip B Godfrey

Information Trust Institute
Philip B Godfrey
Philip B Godfrey
Associate Professor, Computer Science
3211 Siebel Center for Comp Sci
201 N. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(650) 814-1962


  • University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2009


P. Brighten Godfrey is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in May 2009, advised by Ion Stoica, and his B.S. at Carnegie Mellon University in 2002. His research interests lie in the design and analysis of networked systems. He is a winner of the 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2012 IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2010 IEEE Communications Society Data Storage Technical Committee Best Paper Award, and a best paper award at HotSDN 2012.

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Research Interests

  • Design and analysis of networked systems and algorithms, low latency networked systems, data center network architectures, software-defined networks, network security and debugging, and social network analysis algorithms.

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  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2004-2007)
  • California Microelectronics Fellowship (2002-2003)

Teaching Honors

  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award (2015)
  • Ranked as Excellent Teacher, Spring 2014 CS 241 Systems Programming (Spring 2014)
  • Ranked as Outstanding Teacher, Fall 2013 CS 538 Advanced Computer Networks (Fall 2013)
  • Ranked as Outstanding Teacher, Fall 2012 CS 538 Advanced Computer Networks (Fall 2012)
  • Ranked as Excellent Teacher, Spring 2012 CS 241 Systems Programming (Spring 2012)
  • Ranked as Outsanding Teacher, Fall 2011 CS 538 Advanced Computer Networks (Fall 2011)
  • Ranked as Excellent Teacher, Fall 2010 CS598 Advanced Computer Networks (Fall 2010)
  • Audience Choice Award for most popular lecturer (Fall 2009)