Patrick Crowley

Patrick Crowley


Computer Science & Engineering

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PhD, University of Washington, 2003
BA, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1996


Computer & Network Systems Architect


While Patrick Crowley's interests span several areas at the intersection of computer architecture and networking systems, his current research projects focus on the design and implementation of scalable networking systems and security. The Applied Research Laboratory also operates multiple public networking research testbeds, including the Open Network Lab and the Global NDN Testbed.


Professor Crowley is director of the Applied Research Laboratory. His research career began at the University of Washington where he earned a PhD in Computer Science & Engineering for his work in the design and evaluation of processor and memory architectures for high-performance networking, a line of research that predated and subsequently influenced the development of commercial network processors.

Professor Crowley is founder and Chief Technology Officer of Observable Networks, which has commercialized his endpoint modeling technology. He is co-editor of the three-book series, Network Processor Design and co-founded the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems (ANCS), a premier research conference in the area of high-speed networking systems. In 2007, Professor Crowley was chosen to join the DARPA Computer Science Study Group.