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2012 Computer Science Distinguished Alumnus

04-16-2012

The Department of Computer Science and the College of Science recognized the 2012 Computer Science Distinguished Alumnus on Friday, April 13. That afternoon, Alumnus Larry Peterson (MS '81, Ph.D. '85) was joined by faculty, staff, and students for an awards presentation and reception in celebration of his great achievements. Dr. Peterson also gave a lecture - "Extending the Cloud to the Network Edge" - to a standing-room-only audience. The College of Science held an awards ceremony later that evening.

Dean of Science Jeffrey Roberts, Professor Larry Peterson, and Interim Department Head Sunil Prabhakar
from left: Dean of Science Jeffrey Roberts, Professor Larry Peterson (M.S. '81, Ph.D. '85), and Interim Department Head Sunil Prabhakar

Larry Peterson is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, Director of the Princeton-hosted PlanetLab Consortium, and Chief Scientist of Verivue, Inc. He served as Chair of the CS Department from 2003-2009. Peterson is co-author of the best-selling networking textbook Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (5e), and chaired the initial planning efforts that led to NSF's GENI Initiative. His research focuses on the design and implementation of networked systems.

Professor Peterson recently served as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, he has been on the Editorial Board for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication, and he has served as program chair for SOSP, NSDI, and HotNets. Peterson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Kobayahi Computer and Communication Award. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1985.

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