Peter B Danzig, PhD 

phone: +1 650 255 8955


• Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1989.

• BS in Applied Physics, with highest honors, University of California at Davis, 1982.


• Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, Virtuata Inc, October 2010-Present.

• Board of Directors, PepperMob Inc,  2011-2012.

• Adjunct Professor of Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz. 2010-present.

• Technical Advisory Board  Panzura Networks, 2009-present.  

• Technical advisory board Metavana Inc. 2009-present.   InStart, 2011-present.   

• Investor 2011, Cotendo CDN, Acquired by Akamai.

• Technical advisory board, Cedexis Inc, 2011.

• Visiting Instructor, Distributed Systems, Stanford.  2009/2010.   CS349c.

• CEO, Wirama Inc, 2008.   Acquired by Checkpoint Systems CKP.

• Advisory Board, Movik Networks, 2008. 

• Investor: Wirama, Vaska. Technical advisory board: TerraCotta, GetListed and CacheLogic 2006-2008.

• Visiting Lecturer, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems.  244A, 244B and 244C.  CS349C.   Computer Science.  Stanford University. 2001-2005, 2009-2010.

• Technical Advisory Boards: Peribit Networks, Air Prism, NetVMG, Network Physics. 2001-2007.

• Consulting: Ironport.   2005-2007.

• Consulting: Inktomi and Yahoo patent infringement defense.   2001-2004.

• Entrepreneur-in-Residence, ABS Ventures  and Accel Venture Partners. 2001.

• Vice-President Technology, Akamai Technologies. 1999-2000.

• Chief Architect, Network Appliance Corporation, 1997-1999.

• Chief Technical Officer and Founder, Internet Middleware Corporation (Acquired by Network Appliance).  1996-1997.

• Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Southern California (USC) 1996-1999.

• Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, USC 1990-1996.

• Member of the Technical Staff, TRW Defense Systems Group.  1983-1984.


• National Advisory Board Union Concerned Scientists

• Global Leadership Council Natural Resource Defense Council NRDC

• Big Brother 2001-2009.

• NSF National Young Investigator (NYI), 1994-1999.

• USC Innovative Teaching Award  1991 and 1993.

• Demetri  Angelakos Service Award, UC Berkeley Computer Science.

• American Electronic Association Faculty Development Fellowship 1985-1989.

• Graduated with highest honors (top 1%), U.C. Davis, June 1982.

• President's Undergraduate Fellowship, U.C. Davis, 1981-1982.


[98a] Peter B. Danzig.  "NetCache architecture and deployment".  Computer Networks and ISDN Systems 30 (1998), p. 2081-2091.

[97a] Shih-Hao Li and Peter B. Danzig.  "Boolean Similarity Measures for Resource Discovery".  IEEE Trans. On Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 6, November/December 1997.

[97b] Sugih Jamin,  Peter B. Danzig, Scott Shenker, Lixia Zhang.  A measurement-based Admission Control Algorithm for Integrated Services Packet Networks. ACM Transaction on Networking, February 1997, p. 56-70.

[96a] Shih-Hao Li and Peter B. Danzig. “Precision and Recall of Ranking Information-Filtering Systems”.  Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, Volume 7, Number 3. 1996.

[96b]   Jong Suk Ahn and Peter  B. Danzig.  “Hybrid Technique for Simulating High Bandwidth-Delay Computer Networks.”   ACM Transactions on Networking 4, 5 October 1996, p 743-757.

[95a]   C. Mic Bowman, Peter  B. Danzig, Darren Hardy, Udi Manber, Michael F. Schwartz, and Duane P. Wessels.  “Harvest: A Scalable, Customizable Discovery and access System.”   Computer Networks and ISDN Systems. Vol 28. P 119-1125, 1995.

[94a] Shih-Hao Li and Peter B. Danzig.  “Boolean Similarity Measures”.  IEEE Transactions on Knowledge Engineering. 1996.

[94c]   Peter B. Danzig.  “Multicast and buffer overflow.”  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Volume 20, Number 1,  January 1994,  p. 1-12.

[93a] C. Mic Bowman, Peter  B. Danzig, and Michael F. Schwartz. “Research Problems for Scalable Internet Resource Discovery”.  Communications of the ACM, Volume 37, Number 8, p 98-107, August 1994.

[93b] Peter B. Danzig, Katia Obraczka, and Shih-Hao Li.  "Internet Resource Discovery Services".   IEEE Computer, Volume 26, Number 9, p. 8-22, September 1993.

[92a] Peter B. Danzig, Shih-Hao Li, and Katia Obraczka,  "Distributed Indexing of Autonomous Internet Services".   Computer Systems, Volume 5, Number 4, 1992.

[91a] Peter  B.  Danzig,  Sugih  Jamin, Ramon  Caceres, Danny Mitzel, and Deborah Estrin.  "An artificial workload model of a TCP/IP internetwork''.   Journal of Internetworking: Research and Experience, Vol. 3, p. 1-26, 1992.

[91c] Peter B. Danzig.  "A Cooperative Game with Applications to  Computer Networks'' Information Processing Letters, Vol 38, Number 6, p. 283-289, June 1991.


[97a] Sugih Jamin, Scott Shenkar, and Peter Danzig.  Comparison of Measurement-based Admission Control Algorithms for Controlled-Load Service,  INFOCOMM 1997. 

[96a] Anawat Chankhunthod, Peter B. Danzig, Chuck Neerdaeles, Michael F. Schwartz, and Kurt Worrell.  A Hierarchical Internet Object Cache.  1996 Usenix Technical Conference..

[95b] Sugih Jamin,  Peter B. Danzig, Scott Shenker, Lixia Zhang.  A measurement-based Admission Control Algorithm for Integrated Services Packet Networks. 1995 ACM SIGCOMM.

[95c] Peter B. Danzig, Zhen Liu, Limin Yan, Jong-suk Ahn.  TCP Vegas: Experimental Evaluation of Packet Network Flow Control Algorithms by Live Emulation. ACM   SIGCOMM 1995,

[95d] Shih-Hao Li and Peter B. Danzig.  “Vocabulary Problem in Internet Resource Discovery systems”.  To Appear: 2nd International Workshop on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems.  NGITS ‘95, 6/1995.

[94e] Mic Bowman, Peter Danzig, Darren R. Hardy, Udi Manber, and Michael Schwartz. “The Harvest Resource Discovery and Access System”.  Proceedings of the Second International World Wide Web Conference, p. 763-771, 9/1994.

[93c]   Peter  B. Danzig, Rick Hall, Michael F. Schwartz. “A Case for Caching File Objects Inside Internetworks.”  ACM SIGCOMM 93, p.239-248.

[93d]   C. Mic Bowman, Peter  B. Danzig, and Michael F. Schwartz. “Research Problems for Scalable Internet Resource Discovery”   INET 93, p. DFB1-DFB10.

[92b]   Peter  B. Danzig,  Anant Kumar, and Katia Obraczka.  “An analysis of wide-area DNS name server traffic.”  ACM SIGCOMM 92, p. 281-292.

[91d]   Ramon  Caceres,  Peter  B.  Danzig,  Sugih  Jamin,  Danny Mitzel.  "Characteristics of individual application conversations in wide area TCP/IP internetworks''.  1991 ACM SIGCOMM Conference, p. 101-112.

[91e]   Peter Danzig, Jong Suk Ahn, John Noll, and Katia Obraczka. "Distributed Indexing: A scalable mechanism for distributed information retrieval.  1991 ACM SIGIR Conference,  p. 220-229.

[91f]    Peter B. Danzig.  "An  Analytical  Model  of  Operating System  Protocol  Processing Including Effects of Multiprogramming''.   ACM  Sigmetrics Conference, p. 11-20, 1991.

[89b]   Peter B. Danzig. "Finite Buffers and Fast  Multicast.'' 1989 ACM SIGMETRICS and Performance 89 Conference, p. 108-117, May 23-26, 1989.

[87a]   Gaetano Borriello, Andrew Cherenson,  Peter  B.  Danzig, and  Michael  Nelson.  "Special or General-Purpose Hardware for Prolog: A Case Study.'' ACM ASPLOS-2, p. 136-145, 1987.


• National Advisory Board, Union of Concerned Scientists. National Advisory Committee, Sierra Club.Global LeaderShip Council, National Resource Defense Council.

• Guest Editor, IEEE JSAC, 2002.

• Program Committees: IEEE INFOCOMM 1996, ACM SIGCOMM 1996, 1995, and 1993.   ACM SIGMETRICS 1993 and 1996.   Web Caching Conference 1998 and 1999.  WISP 1999.  WIDM 1999.

• Panel Member for NSF Networking Research, NYI, Power, and Career panels.

• Associate Editor: Journal of Internetworking: Research and Experience, 1994-1996.


• USC Innovative Teaching Awards 1992-1993.