Robert E. Doherty Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University


Email: cjoewong [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu
CV [pdf link]


Hello! I'm a faculty member in electrical and computer engineering at CMU, formerly based at the Silicon Valley campus but now based in Pittsburgh. I previously received my Ph.D. (and M.A., and A.B.) from Princeton University. I primarily work on mathematical aspects of computer and information networks/systems, with an emphasis on economic and incentive considerations. I am particularly interested in applying theoretical insights to practical system deployments. At CMU, I lead the LIONS research group (Learning, Incentives, and Optimization in Networked Systems), on whose webpage you can read more about my latest research projects.


From July 2013 to June 2014, I took a one-year leave of absence from graduate school as the Director of Advanced Research at DataMi, a startup company I co-founded in 2012. DataMi's products, which grew out of my smart data pricing (SDP) research at Princeton, have been deployed by Internet service providers around the world, including AT&T in the U.S., Airtel in India, and Orange in Europe. My other graduate research included work on the fairness of resource allocations and realizations of a fog networking architecture. I have also published on classical molecular control, which was the subject of my undergraduate thesis at Princeton.