Jon Gjengset Curriculum Vitae


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2014 - 2020
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Science
CSAIL Parallel & Distributed Operating Systems
University College London
2012 - 2013
Master of Science (MSc), Networked Computer Systems
Bond University
2009 - 2011
Bachelor of IT (cont'd), Computer Science
Universitetet i Oslo
2008 - 2009
Bachelor of IT, Computer Science
Oslo Handelsgymnasium
2005 - 2008
High School

Professional experience

August 2023 - Present
Software Engineer

Lead the company's continued investment in Rust, and work across Helsing's software stack to seek performance, reliability, and architecture improvements.

Amazon Web Services
November 2020 - May 2023
Senior Software Development Engineer

Drive adoption of Rust internally at Amazon by building out the internal build infrastructure, and interacting with and contributing to the Rust ecosystem and community both internally and externally.

Aptoma AS
August 2011 - June 2012
Software Engineer

Develop and maintain web-based software for Scandinavian media houses

Oksnøen Leir ANS
June 2005 - Present
Assistant manager and web developer

Working as a supervisor for ~30 other camp leaders and ~200 children aged 7-16 every summer.

Research experience

Noria: partially stateful view maintenance
September 2014 - October 2020
as part of PhD thesis work at MIT

Building a relational view materialization dataflow system with support for partial state. Led to the publication of the Noria paper in OSDI'18 and ultimately, my PhD dissertation.

Determining user location using WiFi
September 2013 - April 2014
with Kyle Jamieson, UCL

Building a practical implementation of ArrayTrack. Led to the publication of our Phaser paper in MobiCom'14.

Wireless Interference and Multipath TCP
June 2013 - September 2013
with Mark Handley, UCL

Master's Dissertation at University College London. Researching the behavior of Multipath TCP when used with multiple WiFi links. The report and executive summary can be seen here.

Test-based model construction
January 2011 - April 2011
Oracle Labs Brisbane

Researching the use of software models to construct test suites for applications as an industry internship at Bond University. The final report can be seen here.

Arjen: improved Java error messages
January 2011 - April 2011
with Warren Toomey, Bond University

Building a tool for providing improved error messages for novices in Java programming.

Teaching experience

Online Education
February 2018 - Present
Live-Coding Tutorials and Educational Content

I produce video content where I teach advanced use of the Rust programming language.

MIT Teaching Assistant
February 2019 - May 2019
6.858 Computer Security
MIT Teaching Assistant
February 2017 - May 2017
6.858 Computer Security
MIT Teaching Assistant
September 2016 - December 2016
6.828 Operating Systems
MIT Teaching Assistant
February 2016 - May 2016
6.824 Distributed Systems
MIT Teaching Assistant
February 2015 - May 2015
6.858 Computer Security


Best presentation award, MobiCom '14
September 2014

For the presentation of Phaser: Enabling Phased Array Signal Processing on Commodity WiFi Access Points at MobiCom '14 in Maui, Hawaii.

John Makepeace Bennett Medal for 2011
February 2012

The medal is awarded to the Bachelor of Information Technology student who has obtained the highest level of academic achievement in their studies of those graduating in a particular year.

Best Graduating Undergraduate IT Student 2011
February 2012
Australian Computer Society

Awarded for being the best graduating undergraduate IT student at Bond University that year

BUSA Excellence Award
Bond University Students Association
May 2010
BUSA Excellence Award
Bond University Students Association
September 2010

Awarded to the student with the highest GPA in the Faculty of Business, Information Technology and Sustainable Development

Vice Chancellor's List for Academic Excellence
January 2011
Vice Chancellor's List for Academic Excellence
September 2010
Vice Chancellor's List for Academic Excellence
May 2010
Vice Chancellor's List for Academic Excellence
January 2010
Vice Chancellor's List for Academic Excellence
September 2009
International Philosophy Olympiad

Came 2nd in Norway and participated as one of Norway's representatives in the international finals.