Robert Soulé is an assistant professor at the Università della Svizzera italiana. His research interests are in distributed systems, networking, and applied programming languages. Prior to joining USI, he was a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University. He received his PhD from New York University in 2012, and his BA from Brown University in 1999. For two years, he was a research co-op in the Data Intensive Systems and Analytics Group at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He is the recipient of an IBM Invention Plateau Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, and Best Paper Awards at ACM DEBS 2012 and USENIX NSDI 2018.