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 and serves as the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science Program Director.  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

Article up on Politifact

[January 14th, 2023] New fact check is up on Politifact with regards to discussions of the recent usage of cellular location records with respect to the murders in Idaho versus the data from 2000 Mules. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2023/jan/12/john-rich/no-cellphone-data-used-to-arrest-suspected-idaho-k/

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BACS Application Process – Spring 2023

[January 10th, 2023] The application process for the BACS for the Class of 2026 is now open.   Application: https://forms.gle/NDT33PZLMocTrGez8 FAQ: http://sites.nd.edu/aaron-striegel/files/2023/01/FAQ-BACS-Spring-2023.pdf Applications are due by Friday, March 10th, 2023 at 10 PM EST.  Questions may be directed to the BACS Program Director at bacs@nd.edu.    

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Student Recruiting – AY23-24

[October 10, 2022] Looking ahead to the AY23-24 (academic year) recruiting cycle, our research group is aiming to recruit one or possibly two Ph. D students in the areas of wireless network measurement and wearables. Subject to funding, we may also have some work in network security, particularly blended 4G / 5G / WiFi. We […]

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Paper Accepted at MMSys 2022

[May 12th, 2022] Our paper entitled “Swipe Along: A Measurement Study of Short Video Services” was accepted into MMSys 2022 that will be held in Ireland in June 2022. The paper focuses on the performance of various short video services and in particular how those services pre-load content to help improve interactivity. Great work by […]

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Patent Update – FMNC

[April 20th, 2020] A nice surprise in my mail box at work with a fairly official document containing our patent awarded last year with regards to WiFi network speed characterization.

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WristSense / EuroViz

[March 30th, 2020] Two updates with regards to papers.  Our short paper for EuroViz 2020 entitled “Characterizing Exploratory Behaviors on a Personal Visualization Interface Using Interaction Logs” was accepted to appear.  Congrats to Poorna on her hard work in driving the paper through. Our paper presented last week at WristSense 2020 entitled “Improved Sleep Detection […]

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Off to Dublin in June for ICC 2020

[January 27, 2020] Will be off to Dublin, Ireland in June 2020 for ICC 2020 as our paper on using aggregation as an indication of available bandwidth via purely passive estimations was accepted to the CQRM symposium.  If I recall, it was roughly 20 years ago that I went to my first “big” conference attending […]

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