Alexander Gurney



2014–present: Comcast, Inc.
Senior software engineer, core applications
2011–2014: University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral researcher
2009–2010: Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Postdoctoral research assistant/associate
2000– : ORH Ltd., Reading, UK
Writing and maintaining simulation software for ambulance service operations.
Summer 2003: Canon Research Centre Europe, Bracknell, UK
Integrating a named entity recognition engine into Microsoft Outlook, to scan emails, calendar items, and so on for names of people, companies and places, deduce relationships among them, and visualize the results within the Outlook interface.


2005–2009: University of Cambridge, UK
PhD — Construction and verification of routing algebras (see above)
2001–2005: University of York, UK.
MMath, Mathematics and Computer Science. First-class honours with distinction.

Third-year project: A component library for category theory constructions. Supervised by Alan Wood.

Fourth-year project: Supergraph enumeration for complex networks. Supervised by Gustav Delius.

Departmental prize for outstanding achievement, 2005.

1994–2001: Reading School, Reading, UK.
A-levels in English Literature, French, Mathematics, Further Mathematics (AAAB). Mathematics Special Paper (Distinction). GCSEs (3 A*, 8 A), Certificate in Additional Mathematics (A).


At Penn, I was co-instructor for a graduate seminar course on rigorous Internet protocol engineering (CIS 800/003) in Fall 2011.

At Cambridge I supervised students in:


I was principal investigator on NSF grant CNS-1218066, "Routing Design and Analysis with Incomplete Information".