Computer Science alumnus Professor Larry L. Peterson is among 86 newly elected members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Peterson was elected based on his contributions to the design, implementation and deployment of networked software systems.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
Peterson received his PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1985. He is currently the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University and Director of the Princeton-hosted PlanetLab Consortium.
Congratulations, Dr. Peterson for this great honor!