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 soon to be named successor project involving the instrumentation and analysis of data from hundreds of smartphones and wearables over a nearly six 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, 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

Recruiting Update – April 2017

(April 12, 2017) We are now looking to recruit the following positions for our research group for the coming academic year (subject to finalization of funding): 1-2 PhD students Wearables and network performance (WiFi / cellular) 1 Postdoctoral associate – 1 year Wearables and human health Start date of mid to late May 1 Project […]

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Video – PoC Effort

Video from the Proof of Concept effort conducted at OBrien park in South Bend.  The footage was recorded by Wes Evard of the College of Engineering and by the city drone pilot.  The Proof of Concept involved a DJII Octocopter drone carrying a SDR and phone payload as well as the Field Research Vehicle from […]

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ND Wireless Institute PAWR Briefing

(March 20th, 2017) The Wireless Institute will be hosting a media briefing related to Notre Dame’s and South Bend’s ongoing development of a $25M Platform for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) proposal to the National Science Foundation.  Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other City officials, Notre Dame researchers, and representatives from the St. Joe Valley Metronet will discuss site tests […]

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Paper: Leveraging Frame Aggregation for Estimating WiFi Available Bandwidth

(March 14, 2017) Our paper entitled “Leveraging Frame Aggregation for Estimating WiFi Available Bandwidth” was accepted into IEEE SECON 2017 (26% acceptance rate).  The work is the second one under the Fast Mobile Network Characterization umbrella.  This work focuses on the potential to use reflected aggregation (client-mod free) as observed by A-MPDU frame characteristics for […]

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Paper: Redundancy Elimination Might Be Overrated: A Quantitative Study on Wireless Traffic

(March 7, 2017) Our paper entitled “Redundancy Elimination Might Be Overrated: A Quantitative Study on Wireless Traffic” was accepted to the INFOCOM workshop covering edge computing, caching, and offloading.  This work drew from our NSF EAGER grant covering redundancy across a wide variety of environments (South Shore commuter train, University Relations tent, classroom).

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