Craig Partridge

Chief Scientist, BBN Technologies


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, 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.

Contact Information


Phone: 1-517-324-3425

Craig Partridge
10 Moulton Street
Raytheon BBN Technologies
Cambridge, MA 02138

Selected Presentations

The Wireless Metropolis of 2036 talk at NSF Wireless Cities

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A Testbed to Enable a Wireless Revolution

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Things I Wish I'd Been Told lecture from 1999

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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 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 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
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, "Mail Routing Using Domain Names" RFC 974