Eric Koskinen - Computer Scientist

Eric Koskinen, PhD

Senior Computer Scientist

Dr. Eric Koskinen is the Charles Berendsen Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute, where he teaches and conducts a research program supported by over $5.6M in funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF), DARPA, and the Office of Naval Research.

Eric’s career has ranged from the practical to the theoretical. With over 15 years of experience in academia (Stevens, Yale, NYU) and 5 years of experience in industry (Amazon.com, Microsoft, IBM), he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. His research interests include formal methods/verification, programming languages, concurrency, and systems.

Eric’s expertise ranges from infrastructure such as operating systems, networks, high-performance servers to high-level concepts such as software architecture, software engineering, programming languages, and compilers.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Active researcher and expert in programming languages, having published 30 scientific papers in top computer science conferences/journals, including POPL, PLDI, PPoPP, CAV, SPAA, etc.
  • Awarded a $3M grant from the Office of Naval Research.
  • Awarded a $800,000 grant from DARPA on program analysis for Cybersecurity.
  • Awarded a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue foundational research on programming languages and concurrency.
  • Served as the Conference Chair of a top computer science conference (LICS) and as a Program Committee Member of top conferences, including POPL, ICALP, and SPAA.
  • Taught as a Professor at New York University.
  • Served as Examiner for PhD Dissertations at Columbia University and New York University.
  • Gave more than 30 invited talks at universities and institutions around the world, including Oxford, MIT, Cornell, Rice, Tokyo University, ETH Zurich, IBM, Microsoft, NEC, and Oracle.
  • Received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

Areas of Expertise

  • Web applications and web languages
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Operating systems
  • Network/distributed systems
  • Multithreaded applications
  • Algorithms
  • Programming languages (C, C++, C#, Java, Perl, Python)
  • Linux/Unix
  • Kernel/embedded software

Litigation Experience

  • AlmondNet, Inc. and Intent IQ, LLC.


    Counsel: Russ August Kabat
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Uber Technologies Inc and Unified Patents LLC vs LBT IP II LLC


    Representing LBT IP II LLC
    Counsel: Alston & Bird
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Voter Labs, Inc. v. Ethos Group Consulting Services, LLC


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the District of Delaware
    Counsel: Wick Philips Gould & Martin LLP
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • e-Steps, LLC v. Americas Leading Finance, LLC & Traksecure Corp, et al


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
    Counsel: Becker-Vissepo
    Nature of Suit: Copyright

  • Boom! Payments, Inc. v. Stripe, Inc., et al


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Northern District of California
    Counsel: Russ August & Kabat
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Opternative, Inc. v. JAND, Inc. d/b/a Warby Parker


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Southern District of New York
    Counsel: Spence PC
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

  • Broker Genius, Inc. v. Drew Gainer and Seat Scouts LLC


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Southern District of New York
    Counsel: Pearl, Cohen, Zedek, Latzer, Baratz
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

  • Mirror Worlds Technologies, LLC v. Facebook, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Southern District of New York
    Counsel: Russ August & Kabat
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Broker Genius, Inc. v. Matthew Berry


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Southern District of New York
    Counsel: Pearl, Cohen, Zedek, Latzer, Baratz
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

  • Broker Genius, Inc. v. Nathan Zalta et al.


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Southern District of New York
    Counsel: Pearl, Cohen, Zedek, Latzer, Baratz
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

  • Facebook Biometrics Information Privacy


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Northern District of California
    Counsel: Edelson PC, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, Labaton Sucharow LLP
    Nature of Suit: Class Action

  • Machro Tech LLC d/b/a GoECart v. Olive Brands LLC d/b/a MetroKitchen.com


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the District of Connecticut
    Counsel: Daniels, Proco, Lusardi
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. FilmOn X, LLC


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the District of Columbia
    Counsel: Baker Marquart LLP
    Nature of Suit: Copyright

  • D.K. Shah, M.D., P.C. D/b/a Grand Street Medical Association v. Hal Nathan Buch, M.D.


    Jurisdiction: New York Supreme Court
    Counsel: Daniels, Proco, Lusardi
    Nature of Suit: Financial Dispute

  • Confluence, Intl. v. Minnesota Department of Transportation, State of Minnesota


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the District of Minnesota
    Counsel: Waslten & Te Slaa, P.A.
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract

  • Fitbit, Inc. v. Jawbone, Inc.


    Jurisdiction: US International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Gibson, Dunn,  & Crutcher LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Mediware Information Systems, Inc. v. HemaTerra Technologies, LLC


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    Counsel: Barack  Ferrazzano Kirchbaum & Nagelberg, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secret

  • Ericsson, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    Counsel: Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • Ericsson, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD


    Jurisdiction: US International Trade Commission
    Counsel: Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

  • AON Benfield Global, Inc. v. Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC


    Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Southern District of New York
    Counsel: Perkins Irell Manella, LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

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