Crowley’s interests span several areas at the intersection of computer architecture and networking systems. His current research projects focus on the design and implementation of scalable networking systems and security. The Applied Research Laboratory also operates multiple public networking research testbeds, including the Open Network Lab and the Global NDN Testbed.
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Aligning computer science research with real-world applications
The McKelvey School of Engineering’s Patrick Crowley will develop new tools for computer science research on cellphones and explore internet communication models with two NSF grants.
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Washington University helps found consortium to advance Internet of the future
Washington University in St. Louis has helped to establish a new consortium of U.S. universities and leading technology companies designed to promote development and adoption of Named Data Networking, a new Internet protocol architecture to increase network security, accommodate growing bandwidth requirements and simplify the creation of increasingly sophisticated applications. Engineering’s Patrick Crowley, PhD, is principal investigator.