About Prof. Striegel

Prof. Aaron Striegel is currently an Associate Professor and serves as Associate Chair in the Department of Computer Science & 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, chair of HotPlanet 2016, and the publication co-chair of INFOCOM 2016.

Recent News

INFOCOM 2018 Panel – Machine Learning in Networking

[April 19, 2018] I had the privilege of serving on a panel on Machine Learning in Networking at INFOCOM 2018.  The panel was exceptionally well attended (pictures soon).  One key outcome is that we will be putting together a survey paper on machine learning in networking as a basic overview.  Fantastic panel and great audience […]

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Interview on Amazon Alexa Security

[February 28th, 2018] A very nice piece by Jess Arnold from ABC57 on the security of Amazon Alexa and other always-on devices entitled “Privacy and security: asking Amazon Alexa if your data is secure“.

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Press – Tesserae

[February 14, 2018] Quick summary of the various press pieces related to Tesserae.  The links are also available via the Publications / Media page here as well as on the Publications page for the Tesserae project page. Interview / Video with WSBT – Monday, February 19th Highlight on ABC57 (Tuesday, February 13th) Interview with WVPE […]

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Press Release – Tesserae

[February 12, 2018] The press release for Project Tesserae has now been posted to the main ND News Feed.  Many thanks / kudos to my colleagues for helping to make this happen including Gloria Mark, Munmun DeChoudhury, Sidney D’Mello, Andrew Campbell, Nitesh Chawla, Anind Dey, Kaifeng Jiang, Pino Audia, and Qiang Liu.

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Fierce Wireless Article on RadioHound

[January 29, 2018] Nice article in Fierce Wireless on the work by the team on the RadioHound project.  Kudos to Bert for leading a great effort!  

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