Steve Gribble

Steve Gribble is a Principal Software Engineer and TLM at Google, where he builds software-defined networking systems that make Google’s planetary scale networks available, debuggable, and safe to operate. In the past, Steve was a computer scientist and full professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering. Steve had joined UW in November of 2000, after receiving his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley under Professor Eric Brewer.

Steve has co-founded two companies. In 2006, Steve co-founded SkyTap, which provides cloud-based software development, test, and deployment platforms. As well, in 1996 Steve co-founded ProxiNet, Inc., a company that built graphical web browsers for wireless Palm Pilot PDAs using scalable cloud infrastructure to optimize and render web content. ProxiNet was acquired by Pumatech in 1999.

Google Publications

Previous Publications


    Tales of the Tail: Hardware, OS, and Application-level Sources of Tail Latency

    Jialin Li, Naveen Kr. Sharma, Dan R. K. Ports, Steven D. Gribble

    Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing, Seattle, WA