Stanislav Rost was born on the beautiful Crimean peninsula, situated on the Black Sea in the south of Ukraine.  He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1993, where he finished high school.

Stan has obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science at Boston University in 2001, specializing in computer systems and peer-to-peer networks under the supervision of Dr. John Byers.  He has forgone a graduate student Presidential Scholarship at Boston University to pursue his Computer Science Ph.D. at MIT.  Since 2001, Stan has been a part of MIT CSAIL’s Networks and Mobile Systems group, conducting research in wireless sensor networks, streaming databases and parallel processing with Profs. Hari Balakrishnan and Sam Madden.  In 2009, Stan has taken a leave of absence to work on materializing interesting ideas that were on the “back burner” and targeting industry problems that would increase the impact of his research.

Stan Rost possesses implementation, evaluation, analysis and literature expertise in a wide range of areas of Computer Science, including computer networks, databases, server architectures, parallel processing (including on graphics cards), cell phone applications, peer-to-peer systems, computer graphics, and more.

His technical interests have recently been complemented by a series of entrepreneurial classes at the Sloan School of Management and seminars at the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge.