About Prof. Striegel

Prof. Aaron Striegel is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.  He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Wireless Institute at the University of Notre Dame.  Prof. Striegel received his Ph.D in 2002 in Computer Engineering at Iowa State University under the direction of Dr. G. Manimaran.  Prof. Striegel’s research interests focus on instrumenting the wireless networked ecosystem to gain insight with respect to user behavior and optimizing network performance.  Flagship projects of Prof. Striegel include the NetSense, NetHealth, and Tesserae involving the instrumentation and analysis of data from hundreds of smartphones and wearables over a nearly seven year period of continuous data streaming. Further research interests of Prof. Striegel include heterogeneous network optimization (cellular, WiFi), content distribution via edge device pre-staging, and network security dynamics.  Prof. Striegel has also successfully led undergraduate research utilizing low-cost gaming peripherals for education and rehabilitation.

Prof. Striegel has published over one hundred peer-reviewed papers in the literature with multiple best paper awards including USENIX LISA, IEEE Healthcom, and HotPlanet.  Throughout his career, Prof. Striegel has been able to fund his work with research and equipment funding from NSF, NIH, DARPA, IARPA, Keck Futures Institute, and numerous industrial entities (Google, Sprint, Nokia, Intel, HP, Sun).  He was recipient of a NSF CAREER award in 2004 and has participated in several symposia as an invited participant with notable instances including the National Academy of Engineering symposium on the Frontiers of Engineering Education and the symposium on the Informed Brain in the Digital World.  Prof. Striegel has also served in various roles in the community including recently serving as the general chair of ICCCN 2016, TPC chair of ICCN 2015, chair of HotPlanet 2016, and the publication co-chair of INFOCOM 2016.  He is also a member of the inaugural Editorial Board for IEEE Networking Letters and a current Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

Recent News

Two new publications @ WristSense

[January 16th, 2020] Very good news for my student Gonzalo Martinez who had both of his lead author papers accepted for WristSense 2020. The first paper entitled “Improved Sleep Detection Through the Fusion of Phone Agent and Wearable Data Streams” focuses on the extent to which phone agent data, specifically the screen on / off […]

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Publication Updates

[January 13th, 2020] The publication pages should be receiving some much deserved attention over the next few weeks.  While I had intended to do some nice categorization, in the interest of timeliness, I am switching over to a much simpler list-based format.  Perhaps if I can find some time and do some cleverness with a […]

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Back from Sabbatical

[January 10th, 2020] Alas, all good things must come to an end and my sabbatical is officially wrapped up as of this Friday with the start of the spring semester this coming week.  This spring, I will be teaching the second iteration of my course on Advanced Wireless Networks and will officially be back on […]

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Sabbatical Update

[November 11th, 2019] Brief update as I am well over halfway through my sabbatical this fall.  Some interesting new projects in the hopper that we will highlight the projects bake a bit more but I can give a bit of a preview of some of the efforts. WiFi Leaf Detection: We are looking how WiFi […]

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First Patent on FMNC

[May 16, 2019] Congrats to Dr. Lixing Song on leading the first patent coming out of our lab. Patent 15/967,532 entitled “Systems and Methods for Rapidly Estimating Available Bandwidth on a WiFi Link,” was awarded on May 16, 2019.

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Papers at CHI 2019

[May 14, 2019] We had two papers appear at CHI in the Case Studies track.  One paper was a general overview of the Tesserae study and the other was an overview of our publicly accessible social media corpus related to Tesserae (all participants opted in who agreed to share data).  Both papers are accessible via […]

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Congrats to Dr. Rachael Purta!

[March 19, 2019] Congratulations to Dr. Rachael Purta from our group on passing her Ph. D defense this afternoon!

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