Bruce Maggs received the S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1985, 1986, and 1989, respectively. His advisor was Charles Leiserson. After spending one year as a Post-doctoral Associate at MIT, he worked at NEC Research Institute in Princeton from 1990 to 1993. In 1994, he moved to Carnegie Mellon, where he stayed until 2009. While on a two-year leave-of-absence from Carnegie Mellon, Maggs helped launch Akamai Technologies, serving as its first Vice President for Research and Development. He retains a part-time role at Akamai as Vice President for Research. Maggs is now is the Pelham Wilder Professor of Computer Science at Duke University.
Maggs’s research focuses on networking, distributed systems, and security. In 1986, he became the first winner (with Charles Leiserson) of the Daniel L. Slotnick Award for Most Original Paper at the International Conference on Parallel Processing, and in 1994 he received an NSF National Young Investigator Award. He was co-chair of the 1993-1994 DIMACS Special Year on Massively Parallel Computation and has served on the steering committees for the ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA), the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), and the ACM HotNets Conference. He has served on the program committees of numerous conferences including STOC, SODA, PODC, NSDI, and SIGCOMM. In 2017 he was a co-recipient of the IEEE Cybersecurity Innovation Award, a Distinguished Paper Award at USENIX Security, the Best Dataset Award at the Passive and Active Measurement Conference, and the Best Paper Award at CoNEXT.