Tomas Isdal

I am currently a software engineer at Google where I work in the Cloud Platforms group.

In 2012 I completed my Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Washington where I was adviced by Tom Anderson and Arvind Krishnamurthy. I enjoy designing, building, and deploying real and widely used systems. My thesis work focused on peer-to-peer systems, specifically protecting the privacy of peer-to-peer users while maintaining high performance.

In addition to my Ph.D. I also have a Masters degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in Engineering from The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

You can reach me at or on Google+

Pre-Google projects

OneSwarm is a P2P data sharing application that provides users with explicit control over their privacy. Data can be made public, it can be shared with specific friends for sharing with their friends, shared with some friends but not others, or shared anonymously.
The OneSwarm client is in active daily use by thousands of users. For more informantion, visit the OneSwarm homepage or read the OneSwarm paper in SIGCOMM 2010.
Tubeify is a youtube / / billboard mashup I wrote "for fun" to test out Google AppEngine and some new features in HTML 5. It is currently open to invited testers only, if you want an invitation code you can request Tubeify invitations here.
Tubeify has received quite a bit of press (a list of articles is availabe at the Tubeify press page).

Even older stuff


Other Projects