Joe received a B.S. (Hons.) degree in biophysics and computer science from the University of Scranton in 1985, an M.S. from Cornell University in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, both in computer science. He joined USC/Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, California, in 1992, and is the Postel Center Director in the Computer Networks Division, as well as a research associate professor in USC's Computer Science and EE/Systems Departments
Joe’s current projects include satellite networking, virtual networks, optical Internets, and high-performance network security. His interests include Internet protocols, network architecture, high-speed & low-latency nets, network device design, and experimental network analysis.
He has 4 US patents and over 80 conference and journal publications, and co-authored High Speed Networking: A Systematic Approach to High-Bandwidth Low-Latency Communication. Joe is a member of Sigma Xi, a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He currently serves as IEEE TCCC Chair, ACM SIGCOMM’s Conference Coordinator Emeritus, as a member of numerous conference steering and program committees, and is active in the IETF. He also serves on the editorial board of IEEE Network and Elsevier's Journal of Computer and Systems Sciences.