Simon Peter

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Simon Peter graduated with a Ph.D. (Dr. sc. ETH) in Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, in October 2012. Prior to that he graduated (Dipl.-Inf.) from the Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany in 2006 with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Music. Before his position as assistant professor at UT Austin, he was a post-doc at the University of Washington with Tom Anderson and Arvind Krishnamurthy, from 2012 to 2015. He is one of the founding authors of the Barrelfish multicore operating system.


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Yungang Bao, Lars Eggert, Simon Peter, Noa Zilberman. 2019. Discipline Convergence in Networked Systems (Dagstuhl Seminar 18261). Schloss Dagstuhl-Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik.
Tyler Hunt, Zhiting Zhu, Yuanzhong Xu, Simon Peter, Emmett Witchel. 16 December 2018. Ryoan: A distributed sandbox for untrusted computation on secret data. ACM. 13.
Qiao Zhang, Danyang Zhuo, Vincent Liu, Petr Lapukhov, Simon Peter, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Thomas Anderson. 18 April 2018. Volur: Concurrent Edge/Core Route Control in Data Center Networks. arXiv preprint arXiv:1804.06945.
Phitchaya Mangpo Phothilimthana, Ming Liu, Antoine Kaufmann, Simon Peter, Rastislav Bodik, Thomas Anderson. 2018. Floem: a programming system for NIC-accelerated network applications. 13th {USENIX} Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation ({OSDI} 18). 663-679.
Youngjin Kwon, Henrique Fingler, Tyler Hunt, Simon Peter, Emmett Witchel, Thomas Anderson. Strata: A Cross Media File System. Proceedings of the 26th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles. 14 October 2017. 460-477.

Awards & Honors

2018-2020 - Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
2018-2022 - NSF CAREER Award
2018 - Memorable Paper Award: Strata: A Cross Media File System
2016 - Jay Lepreau Best Paper Award: Ryoan: A Distributed Sandbox for Untrusted Computation on Secret Data
2014 - Madrona Prize for most likely entrepreneurial success: Arrakis
2014 - Jay Lepreau Best Paper Award: Arrakis: The Operating System is the Control Plane
2004-2006 - German National Academic Foundation Fellowship