About the Authors

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach 5e

Larry Peterson is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Princeton-hosted PlanetLab Consortium. He served as Chair of the CS Department from 2003-2009. Peterson 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 Select 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.

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach 5e

Bruce Davie has worked as a system architect at Cisco Systems since 1995, where he is a Cisco Fellow. For many years he led the team responsible for Multiprotocol Label Switching and IP Quality of Service. In 2007 he joined Cisco’s Service Provider Video group. He has over 20 years of networking and communications industry experience and has written numerous books, RFCs, and articles on IP networking.

In 2009 he became the chair of ACM SIGCOMM, and was recognized as an ACM Fellow. He is also an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force. Prior to joining Cisco he was director of internetworking research and chief scientist at Bell Communications Research. Bruce holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Edinburgh University and is a visiting lecturer at M.I.T.