Peter Steenkiste

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


XIA prototype available for users and developers

NEW! 2019 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 2020.

15-441 / 15-641 Computer Networks, Fall 2019.

15-441 / 15-641 Computer Networks, Spring 2019.

18-452 / 18-750 Wireless Networks and Applications, Fall 2018.

18-452 / 18-750 Wireless Networks and Applications, Spring 2018.

15-441 / 15-641 Computer Networks, Fall 2017.

18-452 / 18-750 Wireless Networks and Applications, Spring 2017.

15-441 / 15-641 Computer Networks, Fall 2016.

18-759 Wireless Networking, Spring 2016

Research Projects

XIA: the eXpressive Internet Architecture

Wireless networking a broad range of wireless networking projects

        Drive-In: Vehicular wireless

        Wireless Network Emulator: repeatable and easy to control wireless experiments

Past projects

Some code releases


PhD Students

Hun Namkung

Sannan Tariq

Guoyao (Freddie) Feng

Antonio Rodrigues

Former Graduated Students

5th Year Master's program in CS

Program overview



Recent Papers

NEW! "UNARI: An Uncertainty-aware Approach to AS Relationships Inference", Guoyao Feng, Srinivasan Seshan, Peter Steenkiste, Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies 2019 (CoNEXT 2019), Orlando, Florida, December 2019.

NEW! TCP Stalls at the Server Side: Measurements and Mitigation, Jianer Zhou, Zhenyu Li, Qinghua Wu, Peter Steenkiste, Steve Uhlig, Jun Li, Gaogang Xie, IEEE Transactions on Networking, Volume 29, Number 1, February 2019.

NEW! SC-M*: A Multi-Agent Path Planning Algorithm with Soft-Collision Constraint on Allocation of Common Resources , Rongye Shi, Peter Steenkiste, Manuela Veloso, Applied Sciences,9(19), September, 2019.

NEW! SOFTSTAGE: Content Staging for Vehicular Content Delivery in the eXpressive Internet Architecture , Jing Wang, Chenren Xu, Xiuming Wang, Wangyang Li, Zhenyi Li, Shuang Jiang and Peter Steenkiste, The 39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2019), July 2019, Dallas, Tx

NEW! Analysis and Improvement of Name-based Packet Forwarding over Flat ID Network Architectures , Antonio Rodriguez, Peter Steenkiste, Ana Aguiar, ACM Information Centric Networking Conference (ICN), Boston, Septermber 2018.

NEW! Generating Synthetic Passenger Data through Joint Traffic-Passenger Modeling and Simulation, Rongy Shi, Peter Steenkiste, Manuela Veloso, Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems ITSC'18, Maui, Hawaii, USA, November 4-7, 2018.

NEW! Vehicular Cloud Computing through Dynamic Conputation Offloading, Ashwin Ashok, Peter Steenkiste, Fan Bai, Computer Communications, Elsevier, Vol 120, May 2018, pages 125-137

NEW! Report from EU/US Future Networks Workshop, Serge Fdida, Ivan Sekar, Peter Steenkiste, Brecht Vermeulen, 2017.

NEW! And Then There Were More: Secure Communication for More Than Two Parties, David Naylor, Richard Li, Christos Gkantsidis, and Thomas Karagiannis, ACM CoNEXT, December 2017.

NEW! Secure Tera-scale Data Crunching with a Small TCB, Bruno Vavala, Nuno Neves, Peter Steenkiste, 47th International Conference on Dependable Systems & Networks (DSN), June 2017

NEW! Second-Order Destination Inference using Semi-Supervised Self-Training for Entry-Only Passenger Data, Rongye Shi, Peter Steenkiste, Manuela Veloso, The 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2017), December 2017.

NEW! Bootstrapping Evolvability for Inter-Domain Routing with D-BGP, Raja Sambasivan, David Tran-Lam, Aditya Akella, and Peter Steenkiste, ACM Sigcomm, LA, August 2017.

NEW! An Empirical Analysis of a Large-scale Mobile Cloud Storage Service, Zhenyu Li, Xiaohui Wang, Ningjing Huang, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Zhenhua Li, Jianer Zhou, Gaogang Xie, Peter Steenkiste, ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2016 (IMC 2016), November 2016, Santa Monica.

NEW! Secure Identification of Actively Executed Code on a Generic Trusted Component, Bruno Vavala, Nuno Neves, and P. Steenkiste, 46th International Conference on Dependable Systems & Networks (DSN), Toulouse, France, June 2016.


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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Last updated August 2006