Background: Patrick Crowley


Patrick Crowley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also founder and CTO of Observable Networks, an early-stage network security startup company. His research interests are in computer and network systems architecture, with a current focus on the design of programmable embedded network systems and the invention of superior network monitoring and security techniques. He co-founded the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems, and co-edited the three-book series, Network Processor Design. He is co-author of the 2012 textbook entitled Modern Embedded Computing. He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. In 2007, Crowley was chosen to join the DARPA Computer Science Study Group.

My interests are in high-speed networking and network security. Publications are available at:

NDN Plans:
My group is focused on both scalable NDN forwarding and real-world NDN demonstrations.