About The Authors

Larry Peterson is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus at Princeton University, where he served as Chair from 2003-2009. His research focuses on the design, implementation, and operation of Internet-scale distributed systems, including the widely used PlanetLab and MeasurementLab platforms. He is currently contributing to the Aether access-edge cloud project at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), where he serves as Chief Scientist. Peterson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communication Award, and the 2013 recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Award. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University.

Lawrence Brakmo currently works in the Kernel group at Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, he was a member of the Host Networking group at Google, and before that, a researcher and project manager of the OS group at DoCoMo USA Labs. Brakmo has worked on TCP enhancements to improve network performance, including the design of the TCP Vegas and TCP-NV congestion control algorithms. He has also developed OS techniques to improve system reliability, performance, and energy consumption. Brakmo received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The University of Arizona.

Bruce Davie is a computer scientist noted for his contributions to the field of networking. He is a former VP and CTO for the Asia Pacific region at VMware. He joined VMware during the acquisition of Software Defined Networking (SDN) startup Nicira. Prior to that, he was a Fellow at Cisco Systems, leading a team of architects responsible for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). Davie has over 30 years of networking industry experience and has co-authored 17 RFCs. He was recognized as an ACM Fellow in 2009 and chaired ACM SIGCOMM from 2009 to 2013. He was also a visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for five years. Davie is the author of multiple books and the holder of more than 40 U.S. Patents.