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Larry L. Peterson, Professor and Chair of Computer Science

ORG Princeton University Title BIO Larry Petersonis the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, 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 is on the Board of Trustees for Internet2. He has also recently served as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, the Editorial Board for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and the IEEE Journal on Select Areas in Communication, and 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.