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Aaron Striegel

Aaron D Striegel

Email: striegel@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-6896

Office: 211B Cushing


Ph. D, Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Dec. 2002

B.S., Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Dec. 1998


Prof. Aaron Striegel is currently a Professor 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.  He previously served as Associate Department Chair, from May of 2012 to June of 2018. 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 now IARPA MOSAIC projects 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, IARPA, 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.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Computer Networking
Computer Security
Human Computer Interfacing


Researchers Use Wearables, Mobile Devices to Study Workplace Performance

February 12, 2018

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are conducting an extensive $7.9 million, 21-month study focused on working professionals in cognitively demanding positions, such as engineers, programmers and managers in high-stress occupations. They hope to find out if mobile sensor technology can also help individuals improve effectiveness at work.

Notre Dame California Launches Silicon Valley Semester

January 17, 2017

Some 175 years after Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C, trekked through the frozen Indiana wilderness to found the University of Notre Dame, 10 Notre Dame juniors majoring in computer science and engineering have begun their own journey to the University’s next frontier: Silicon Valley.

New Technology to Provide Insights into the Health of Students

January 6, 2016

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame used the centrality of cellphones in college students’ lives to delve deep into students’ usage habits and how their social networks affect their everyday lives.

Notre Dame to Offer Free Course on Understanding Wireless

May 15, 2015

The University of Notre Dame will offer its second MOOC (massive open online course) on edX, titled Understanding Wireless: Technology, Economics and Policy, beginning on Monday (May 18). A survey-style course that offers an opportunity to gain understanding of the technical, regulatory and economic aspects of the mobile wireless revolution and its impact on society, the course is entirely free and open to everyone.

Striegel Awarded EAGER Grant from NSF for Transformative Research

April 16, 2015

Aaron Striegel has been awarded a National Science Foundation Early-concept Grant for Explorer Award to explore how devices in the same area can use short-range, low-power radio communications to exchange data yet reduce wireless data requirements for that exchange.