Kevin Alarcón Negy

Cornell University
Computer Science PhD student
Expected graduation: 2024

Contact Information:
Address: Office 440B Bill & Melinda Gates Hall
(107 Hoy Rd, Ithaca, NY 14853)

I am a second-year PhD student at Cornell University. I am advised by Emin Gün Sirer. My research interests are in operating systems, virtualization, computer architecture, and cryptocurrencies.
Here is my CV.


My journey to computer science began after much exploration. At the University of Central Florida, in my hometown of Orlando, FL, I completed a double degree in International Global Studies and Spanish. After graduating in 2013, I taught high school English in Spain for two years. While in Spain, I decided to make the career switch to computer science and in 2018, I graduated from UCF again with a third bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I am now a second-year PhD student at Cornell University.


One of the most important (and gratifying) pillars of my career is the mentorship that I am able to offer to others following in my path. I have had the privilege of mentoring several students over the years, especially as it pertains to PhD applications. I have compiled my application advice into a guide for others thinking about applying to graduate school:

Guide to the PhD Application Process.

Updated as of November 2019.