Peter Steenkiste

Departments of Computer Science and
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University


NEW! 2020 Research opportunities in networking for undergraduate and MS students (CMU only)


Research Interests

Networking and distributed computing




18-452 / 18-750 Wireless Networks and Applications, Spring 2024.

15-440 / 15-640 Distributed Systems, Spring 2022.

18-452 / 18-750 Wireless Networks and Applications, Spring 2022.

15-441 / 15-641 Networking and the Internet, Fall 2021.


Research Projects

Network Telemetry for Mobile, Challenged Networks

REACH: Robust, Efficient, and Asynchronous Content Delivery in Challenged Networks

FLOYD: Edge Computing and 5G Communication for Vehicular Applications

FIA control plane: A control plane for the future Internet

Past projects

Some code releases


PhD Students and Postdocs

Sofia Martens

Shuoshuo (Shawn) Chen

Rawan Al-Shaer

Sannan Tariq

Former Graduated Students and Postdocs

5th Year Master's program in CS

Program overview


Handbook AY 23-24


Recent Papers

NEW! Sketchovsky: Enabling Ensembles of Sketches on Programmable Switches H. Namkung, Z. Liu, D. Kim, V. Sekar, P. Steenkiste, 20th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'23), Boston, April 2023

NEW! Battery-free Wideband Spectrum Mapping using Commodity RFID Tags Mohamed Ibrahim, Atul Bansal, Kuang Yuan, Swarun Kumar, Peter Steenkiste, ACM Mobcom'23, Madrid, Spain, October, 2023.

NEW! Time-division TCP for Reconfigurable Data Center Networks, Shawn Shuoshuo Chen, Weiyang Wang, Christopher Canel, Srini Seshan, Alex Snoeren, Peter Steenkiste, ACM Sigcomm'22, August, 2022, Amsterdam.

NEW! SketchLib: Enabling Efficient Sketch-based Monitoring on Programmable Switches, Hun Namkung, Zaoxing Liu, Daehyeok Kim, Vyas Sekar, and Peter Steenkiste, 19th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (USENIX NSDI'22), 2022.

NEW! Telemetry Retrieval Inaccuracy in Programmable Switches: Analysis and Recommendation, Hun Namkung, Daehyeok Kim, Alan Lui, Vyas Sekar, Peter Steenkiste, ACM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR), ACM, virtual, September, 2021.

NEW! Meeting Connected Vehicle Application Requirements - It's Not Just about Bandwidth, Kwame-Lante Wright and Peter Steenkiste, ACM Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture (MobiArch 2021).

NEW! Sketchy With a Chance of Adoption: Can Sketch-Based Telemetry Be Ready for Prime Time?, Zaoxing Liu, Hun Namkung, Anup Agarwal, Antonios Manousis, Peter Steenkiste, Srinivasan Seshan and Vyas Sekar, 1st International Workshop on Theory and Practice of Programmable Forwarding, Ghent, Belgium June 2021.

NEW! Exploring WiFi Network Diversity for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication, Rui Meireles, Antonio Rodriguez, Andrei Stanciu, Ana Aguiar, and Peter Steenkiste, IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2020), IEEE, December 2020, virtual.

NEW! CloudSLAM: Edge Offloading of Stateful Vehicular Applications, Kwame-Lante Wright, Ashiwan Sivakumar, Peter Steenkiste, Bo Yu, and Fan Bai, Fifth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC '20), San Jose (virtual), November 2020.


More Papers

By date (includes older papers)

Papers on wireless

Papers on Aura

Papers on Libra

Papers on Darwin

Papers on Remulac

Papers on Credit Net


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