Peter Danzig is the founder of the CCRA. Here is his information, as given from his website, located here.

Peter B. Danzig


Peter Danzig advises and invests in early stage companies.   In 2011, he led the investment in PepperMob, an enterprise mobile software company. In 2010, he co-founded Virtuata.   In 2008, he served as CEO of Wirama Inc and sold the company. In past years, Danzig has advised or invested in several successful networking companies, including Ironport Systems, Riverbed Technologies,  Peribit Networks, and Arrowpoint Networks. He was an associate professor at University of Southern California during the 1990s, but moved to silicon valley to commercialize the technologies he developed in academia.   He served as  Vice President of Technology of  Akamai, where he directed engineering and business development.   He has published extensively in the area of end-to-end Internet performance.  Danzig’s research on Internet object caches became the reference implementation for Internet web caches and the basis of the Content Delivery Network industry (Akamai, Limelight, Level-3), Squid, the Cisco cache engine, and Network Appliance’s NetCache.

Danzig served as chief architect and CTO of Network Appliance’s NetCache division. Danzig founded Internet Middleware Corporation to build the first industry grade web caches, and sold the company to Network Appliance in 1997.

Danzig received his B.S. in Applied Physics from University of California Davis and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley. He has won the NSF National Young Investigator award, two USC Innovative Teaching Awards, and the U.C. Berkeley Angelokous award for altruism.

Peter and his wife and son live in Menlo Park, California.   He has taught a handful of classes at Stanford and for seven years serves as big brother  through the Big Brothers and Sisters of the Bay Area.


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

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


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

• Technical Advisory Board Pixel8 Networks, 2009-present.   Technical advisory board Metavana Inc. 2009-present.

• CEO, Wirama Inc, 2008.

• 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.


• 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.

Serving the SF Bay Area since 1977