Peter Steenkiste

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


XIA prototype available for users and developers

NEW! 2015 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 2017.

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

18-759 Wireless Networking, Spring 2016

15-441 / 15-641 Computer Networks, Fall 2015.

18-345 Introduction to Telecom Networks, Spring 2015.

15-441 / 15-641 Computer Networks, Fall 2014.


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

Antonio Rodrigues

David Naylor (graduating Summer 2017)

Bruno Vavala (graduating Fall 2016)

Former Graduated Students

5th Year Master's program in CS

Program overview



Recent Papers

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.

NEW! Do You Know Where Your Headers Are? Comparing the Privacy of Network Architectures with Share Count Analysis, D. Naylor and P. Steenkiste, Fourteenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets'15), Philadelphia, November 2015.

NEW! Bootstrapping Evolvability for Inter-Domain Routing Raja Sambasivan, David Tran-Lam, Aditya Akella, and Peter Steenkiste, Fourteenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets'15), Philadelphia, November 2015.

NEW! Demystifying and Mitigating TCP Stalls at the Server Side, Jianer Zhou, Qinghua Wu, Zhenyu Li, Steve Uhlig, Peter Steenkiste, Jian Chen, and Gaogang Xie, Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies 2015 (CoNEXT 2015), ACM, Heidelberg, Germany, December 2015.

NEW! Identifying the Root Cause of Video Streaming Issues on Mobile Devices, Giorgos Dimopoulos, Ilias Leontiadis, Pere Barlet-Ros, Dina Papagiannaki, Peter Steenkiste, Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies 2015 (CoNEXT 2015), ACM Heidelberg, Germany, December 2015.

NEW! Securing Passive Replication Through Verification, Bruno Vavala, Nuno Neves, Peter Steenkiste, 34th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2015), Montreal, September 2015.

NEW! multi-context TLS (mcTLS): Enabling Secure In-Network Functionality in TLS, David Naylor, Kyle Schomp, Matteo Varvello, Ilias Liontiadis, Jeremy Blackburn, Diego Lopez, Konstantina Papagiannaki, Pablo Rodriguez, Peter Steenkiste, ACM Sigcomm 2015, London, August 2015.

NEW! The Cost of the "S" in HTTPS, D. Naylor, A. Finamore, I. Leontiadis, Y. Grunenberger, M. Mellia, M. Munafo, K. Papagiannaki, P. Steenkiste, 10th ACM International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT 2014), Sydney, December 2014

NEW! Balancing Accountability and Privacy in the Network, David Naylor, Matthew Mukerjee, and Peter Steenkiste, ACM Sigcomm Conference, Chicago, Ill, August 2014. Best paper award.

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.


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

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Last updated August 2006