Peter Steenkiste

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


NEW! Postdoc position in netorking, internet architecture (revised March 2014)

XIA prototype available for users and developers

NEW! 2014 Research opportunities in networking for undergraduate and MS students (CMU only)

NEW! 2014 Research opportunities in wireless for undergraduate and MS students (CMU only)


Research Interests

Networking and distributed computing




15-441 / 15-641 Computer Networks, Fall 2013.

18-345 Introduction to Telecom Networks, Spring 2013. MW 12:30-2:20, PH 226A; F 10:30-11:20, PH A20.

15-744 Computer Networks, Fall 2012, MWF 3-4:20.

18-759 Wireless Networking, Spring 2012

15-744 Computer Networks, Fall 2011.


Research Projects

XIA: the eXpressive Internet Architecture

Wireless networking a broad range of wireless networking projects

        Self-managing chaotic networks: Wifi, directional antennas, and software radios

        Drive-In: Vehicular wireless

        Cognet: Cognitive networking using USRP and GNU Radio

        Wireless Network Emulator: repeatable and easy to control wireless experiments

        GENI: federation of testbeds based on ProtoGENI

        TAR and PRO: high-quality video over wireless

Diamond: Distributed Interactive Search

Network monitoring: efficient tools for measuring available bandwidth and bottleneck location

More projects (including past projects)

Some code releases


PhD Students

Xiahui (Eeyore) Wang

Rui Meireles

David Naylor

Bruno Vavala

Hugo Pinto

Hugo Conceicao

Former Graduated Students

5th Year Master's program in CS

Program overview



Recent Papers

NEW! Centralized, Measurement-based Spectrum Management for Environments with Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, George Nychis, Srini Seshan, and Peter Steenkiste, IEEE DySPAN 2014 Conference, McLean, VA, April 2014.

NEW! Understanding Tradeoffs in Incremental Deployment of New Network Architectures, Matthew Mukerjee, Donsu Han, Srini Seshan, Peter Steenkiste, 9th ACM International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT 2013), Santa Barbara, December 2013

NEW! TVR - Tall Vehicle Relaying in Vehicular Networks, Mate Boban, Rui Meireles, Joao Barros, Peter Steenkiste, and Ozan K. Tonguz, Transactions on Mobile Computing, accepted for publication 2013.

NEW! Architecting for Edge Diversity: Supporting Rich Services over an Unbundled Transport, Fahad Dogar and Peter Steenkiste, 8th ACM International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT 2012), Nice, France, December 2012.

NEW! Virtual Traffic Lights in Partial Deployment Scenarios, Hugo Conceicao, Michel Ferreira, and Peter Steenkiste, The 2013 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Gold Coast, June 2013.

NEW! XIA: Efficient Support for Evolvable Internetworking, Dongsu Han, Ashok Anand, Fahad Dogar, Boyan Li, Hyeontaek Lim, Michel Machado, Arvind Mukundan, Wenfei Wu, Aditya Akella, David G. Andersen, John W. Byers, Srinivasan Seshan and Peter Steenkiste, The 9th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'12), San Jose, CA, April 25-27, 2012.

NEW! DAZL: Density-Aware Zone-based Packet Forwarding in Vehicular Networks, Rui Meireles, Peter Steenkiste, Joao Barros, IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2012), Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 2012.

NEW! XIA: An Architecture for an Evolvable and Trustworthy Internet, Ashok Anand, Fahad Dogar, Dongsu Han, Boyan Li, Hyeontaek Lim, Michel Machado, Wenfei Wu, Aditya Akella, David Andersen, John Byers, and Srinivasan Seshan and Peter Steenkiste, Tenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets-X), November 14-15, 2011, Cambridge, MA.

NEW! Reclaiming the White Spaces: Spectrum Efficient Coexistence with Primary Users, George Nychis, Ranveer Chandra, Thomas Moscibroda, Ivan Tashev, Peter Steenkiste, The 7th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT 2011), ACM, Tokyo, Japan, December 2011.


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


Mailing address

Department of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891



Gates 9107

Voice: 412-268-3261

Fax: 412-268-5576

E-mail: prs at




Kathy McNiff

Gates 9213

Voice: 412-268-5099

E-mail: kmm at

Last updated August 2006