Peter Steenkiste

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


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Research Interests

Networking and distributed computing




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

18-452 / 18-750 Wireless Networks and Applications, Spring 2021.

15-441 / 15-641 Networking and the Internet, Fall 2020.

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 and Postdocs

Shuoshuo (Shawn) Chen

Rawan Al-Shaer

Hun Namkung

Sannan Tariq

Kwame-Lante Wright (postdoc)

Former Graduated Students

5th Year Master's program in CS

Program overview



Recent Papers

NEW! SketchLib: Enabling Efficient Sketch-based Monitoring on Programmable Switches, HunNamkung, 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.

NEW! Exploratory Study of 802.11ad V2V Links, Ana Aguiar, Antonio Rodrigues, Mateus Mattos, Bruno Mauricio, Rui Meireles and Peter Steenkiste 2020 Mediterranean Communication and Computer Networking Conference (MedComNet),IEEE, June 2020, Arona, Italy.

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! Improving the On-Vehicle Experience of Passengers through SC-M*: A Scalable Multi-Passenger Multi-Criteria Mobility Planner, Rongye Shi, Peter Steenkiste, and Manuela M. Veloso, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, accepted, 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.


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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