Sannan Tariq

Gates-Hillman Complex · Office 6211 · Email: stariq at cs dot cmu dot edu ·

I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. I am advised by Prof. Peter Steenkiste. I am currently working on the reducing "bad" interactions in the data plane using the power of Programmable Data plane elements.

Research Interests

My current research interests revolve around enabling the internet to support future applications. This spans redesigning or modifying the current control plane architecture with an application centric view while also providing evolvability to ensure longevity


Graduate Research Assistant

Carnegie Mellon University

Perform research regarding future control plane architectures alongside the networks group while completing my coursework

August 2017 - Present

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Carnegie Mellon Univeristy Qatar Campus

Developed a platform for agile distributed computation among devices in a smart home environment

August 2016 - May 2017

Undergraduate Course Assistant

Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Campus

Helping students with homework problems, Giving in-class hour long weekly recitations, verifying student code solutions and style, grading written homeworks, assisting during labs

January 2014 - May 2017


Carnegie Mellon University

Doctor of Philosophy
Computer Science

August 2017 - Present

Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science (Mathematical Sciences Minor)

August 2013 - May 2017