Arvard President Lawrence Bacow has authorised James Mickens, Professor of Computer Science, to the position of complete professor with tenure at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Mickens joined SEAS in 2015 from Microsoft Research.

His research specializes in allotted structures—the way to make them faster, greater robust, and greater comfortable. Much of his paintings facilities on massive-scale web offerings and the way to design principled gadget interfaces for the ones services. He also studies mechanisms for protecting user records from other users and the gadget itself.

Mickens is likewise interested in the relationships between generation and society; he is a faculty accomplice at the Berkman-Klein Center, and he has created a chain of popular movies and essays about pc science and its wider affects.

Mickens acquired a B.S. Diploma in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001. In 2008, he acquired a Ph.D. In Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. After graduate school, Mickens went to Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, in which he spent six years as a member of the Distributed Systems organization.

Mickens has taught several guides on systems and safety at SEAS, which include Operating Systems (CS 161) and Systems Security (CS 263).