Larry Peterson is the Robert E. Kahn Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and a Senior Research Scholar at Princeton University. He is a co-author of the best selling networking textbook Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (now open sourced), and writes systems-related books on emerging topics. He is the former CTO of the Open Networking Foundation, where he continues to contribute to open source edge cloud platforms. His research focuses on the design, implementation, and deployment of Internet-scale distributed systems, including the widely used PlanetLab and MeasurementLab. A bibliography of his papers can be found here.
Professor 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 in 1985.