Jon Gjengset Software Engineer


Address 250 Elm Street, Apt 3 Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Mobile +1 (617) 390-4180


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2014 - present
PhD candidate, Parallel & Distributed Operating Systems group
University College London, U. of London
2012 - 2013
Master of Science (MSc), Networked Computer Systems
Bond University
2009 - 2011
Bachelor of IT (cont'd), Computer Science
Universitetet i Oslo (UiO)
2008 - 2009
Bachelor of IT, Computer Science
Oslo Handelsgymnasium
2005 - 2008
High School, English, Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science

Research experience

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.

Professional experience

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.

UCL Entrepreneurs
November 2012 - March 2013
Technical Director

Responsible for technical aspects of the society, mainly concerning the development of a new website and giving student entrepreneurs advice on the technical parts of their ideas.

InternationalFriend Enterprises AS
September 2006 - January 2010
Chief Technology Officer

Head manager for the technical department developing a social web portal for teenagers


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.


  • Rock climbing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Squash
  • Diving
  • Open-source