Jeannie Albrecht

Position: Professor and Chair
Pronouns: she/her
Office: TCL 305
Phone: 413.597.4251
E-mail: [email protected]


  • Ph.D. University of California, San Diego 2007
  • M.S. Duke University 2003
  • B.S. Gettysburg College 2001


  • Design and analysis of distributed systems
  • Computer networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Operating systems
  • Green computing


Jeannie received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2007. Her graduate work focused on the challenges associated with distributed application management and visualization, particularly in applications running on multiple machines spread around the world. She has worked on several projects that aim to simplify application deployment on PlanetLab and GENI, including Gush, Plush, Nebula, and SWORD.


Jeannie is currently working on extending Gush to work in a variety of distributed environments in addition to PlanetLab and GENI. She is especially interested in exploring some of the challenges associated with application and resource management in sensor and mobile networks. In addition, Jeannie is working on a project that aims to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings through the design of a smart energy management infrastructure.