M. Frans Kaashoek is a professor in MIT's EECS Department and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He received his PhD from the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) for his work on group communication in the Amoeba distributed operating system. His principal field of interest is designing and building computer systems. Some of the current projects that he is working on with students include exokernels, an extensible operating system architecture, and SFS, a secure, decentralized global file system.
- "Application performance and flexibility on exokernel systems." M. Frans Kaashoek, Dawson R. Engler, Gregory R. Ganger, Hector M. Briceno, Russell Hunt, David Mazieres, Thomas Pinckney, Robert Grimm, John Jannotti, and Kenneth Mackenzie. In Proceedings of the 16th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, Saint Malo, France, 1997.
- tcc: A system for fast, flexible, and high-level dynamic code generation. by Massimiliano Poletto, Dawson R. Engler, and M. Frans Kaashoek. In Proceedings of Programming Languages Design and Implementation, 1997.
- David Mazieres and M. Frans Kaashoek. The design, implementation and operation of an email pseudonm server. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 1998.
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Fellow (2012)
- ACM SIGCOMM: “Test of Time” Award (2011)
- ACM: ACM infosys foundation Award (2011)
- National Academy of Engineering: Member (2006)
- Google: Research Award (2005)
- IEEE: William R. Bennett Prize Paper Award (2004)
- ACM: Fellow (2004)
- ACM: SIGOPS - Mark Weiser Award (2001)
- ACM: Best Paper Award| SOSP '99 (1999)
- MIT EECS: Spira Teaching Award (1997)