Meet Spencer

Spencer Sevilla is a Research Scientist in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, where he runs the Community LTE Project and works closely with Kurtis Heimerl on expanding global Internet access via a wide range of technologies that center around community-owned network infrastructure.

Spencer has published 15 peer-reviewed papers, holds 10 US patents, and has been awarded fellowships by the University of California and Amazon Catalyst. His work has received two “best paper” awards (IFIP 2013, ICNP 2015), been profiled by GeekWire and Seattle Magazine, and won third prize in the Mozilla Wireless Innovations for a Networked Society (WINS) Challenge.

Prior to UW, Spencer spent a year and a half at Apple, working on kernel-level network stack optimizations. He then did his PhD at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he worked with J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves on Internet architecture, with a focus on routing, mobility, and the future of content-centric networking.

When he’s not working, Spencer can be found enjoying a wide range of outdoor hobbies, from hiking and camping to climbing, skiing, and surfing. He currently lives in Seattle.