Larry Peterson is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science. He is also Department Chair and Director of the Princeton-hosted PlanetLab Consortium. Peterson is co-author of the best selling networking textbook Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (4e),* and chaired the initial planning efforts that led to NSF's GENI Initiative. His research focuses on the design and implementation of networked systems. Some of his recent projects and papers can be found here.
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 Select Areas in Communication, and he has served as program chair for SOSP, NSDI, and HotNets. Peterson is a Fellow of the ACM. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1985.