Craig Partridge

Chief Scientist
BBN Technologies

Short Bio

Dr. Craig Partridge is a Chief Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies and works in the Internetwork Research Department. Craig has worked on internetworking problems at BBN since 1983. Notable bits of work include designing how Internet email is routed, working with Phil Karn on TCP round-trip time estimation, and designing and building the world's fastest router in the mid-1990s. Craig has been an active member of ACM SIGCOMM and the IEEE Communications Society and chaired the National Research Council committee on how the Internet functioned on September 11, 2001. A Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in DC, Craig received his A.B., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.

CV and Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Research Activities

Network Science CTA

Contact Information

10 Moulton Street
Raytheon BBN Technologies
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Email: craig@bbn.com
Phone: +1 517 324 3425

Selected Publications


ACM DL Author-ize serviceRealizing the future of wireless data communications
Craig Partridge
Communications of the ACM, Sep 2011

ACM DL Author-ize serviceForty data communications research questions
Craig Partridge
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, April 2011

ACM DL Author-ize serviceInternet requests for comments (RFCs) as scholarly publications
Brian E. Carpenter, Craig Partridge
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 2010

ACM DL Author-ize serviceA knowledge plane for the internet
David D. Clark, Craig Partridge, J. Christopher Ramming, John T. Wroclawski
SIGCOMM '03 Proceedings of the 2003 conference on Applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communications, 2003

ACM DL Author-ize serviceAll-Optical Computing and All-Optical Networks are Dead
Charles Beeler, Craig Partridge
Queue - Networks, 2009


ACM DL Author-ize serviceMaking the world (of communications) a different place
David D. Clark, Craig Partridge, Robert T. Braden, Bruce Davie, Sally Floyd, Van Jacobson, Dina Katabi, Greg Minshall, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Timothy Roscoe, Ion Stoica, John Wroclawski, Lixia Zhang
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 2005

ACM DL Author-ize serviceUsing signal processing to analyze wireless data traffic
Craig Partridge, David Cousins, Alden W. Jackson, Rajesh Krishnan, Tushar Saxena, W. Timothy Strayer
WiSE '02 Proceedings of the 1st ACM workshop on Wireless security, 2002

ACM DL Author-ize serviceWhen the CRC and TCP checksum disagree
Jonathan Stone, Craig Partridge
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 2000

ACM DL Author-ize serviceHash-based IP traceback
Alex C. Snoeren, Craig Partridge, Luis A. Sanchez, Christine E. Jones, Fabrice Tchakountio, Stephen T. Kent, W. Timothy Strayer
SIGCOMM '01 Proceedings of the 2001 conference on Applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communications, 2001

ACM DL Author-ize servicePerformance of checksums and CRCs over real data
Craig Partridge, Jim Hughes, Jonathan Stone
SIGCOMM '95 Proceedings of the conference on Applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication, 1995

ACM DL Author-ize serviceSmart packets: applying active networks to network management
Beverly Schwartz, Alden W. Jackson, W. Timothy Strayer, Wenyi Zhou, R. Dennis Rockwell, Craig Partridge
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), 2000

C. Partridge, P. Carvey, et al., "A Fifty Gigabit per Second IP Router", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (PostScript)

C. Partridge and S. Pink, "A Faster UDP," IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, Vol. 1, No. 4, August 1993. (PostScript)

C. Partridge, Gigabit Networking, Addison-Wesley (1993).

ACM DL Author-ize serviceImproving round-trip time estimates in reliable transport protocols
P. Karn, C. Partridge
SIGCOMM '87 Proceedings of the ACM workshop on Frontiers in computer communications technology, 1987


C. Partridge, "The Technical Development of Internet Email", in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
J. Redi, S. Kolek, K. Manning, C. Partridge, R. Rosales-Hain, R. Ramanathan, and I. Castineyra, "JAVeLEN - An ultra-low energy ad hoc wireless network", Ad Hoc Networks, January 2008. PDF of first page for full paper contact Science Direct.

C. Partridge, "Implementing the Reliable Data Protocol (RDP)", Proc. 1987 Summer USENIX Conference, June 1987 (PostScript) (Gzipped Shar file of software)

C. Partridge, "Mail Routing Using Domain Names" RFC 974

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