PhD Student
Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Office: EBU3B 3146
Email: jrmcguin (AT) eng (DOT) ucsd (DOT) edu

Academic Interests

I love datacenter networks and distributed systems!

I'm currently researching optical datacenter networks, generally focusing on link and IP layer systems to interface with and effectively utilize optical hardware. I also am interested in network synchronization protocols, particularly within datacenter environments. In the past, I've dabbled with cryptocurrencies and network simulation.


I'm a PhD student in the Systems and Networking group at UC San Diego. I'm advised by George Porter, and also work with Alex Snoeren.

I completed my Bachelor's of Engineering degree in May of 2014 and Master's of Engineering degree in May of 2015. Both degrees were completed at Cornell University.

Personal Interests

When I'm not ripping apart the Linux networking stack, I draw maps and write stories for tabletop gaming campaigns that I run. On warmer, sunny days, I may also be found hiking.