Joseph G. Peters

Professor Emeritus, School of Computing Science


TASC 1 9009


Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada, 1984
M.Sc., Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada, 1976
B. Math., Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1974

Research interests

  • Modelling and performance analysis of communication networks
  • Communication algorithms
  • Distributed computation
  • Multimedia networking

Teaching interests

  • Algorithms and Complexity Theory
  • Network Communication
  • Simulation and Modelling

Recently taught courses

  • CMPT 305 Computer Simulation and Modelling
  • CMPT 307 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CMPT 371 Data Communications and Networking
  • CMPT 705 Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Selected recent publications

  • A. Casteigts, R. Klasing, Y.M. Neggaz, J.G. Peters.
    Computing Parameters of Sequence-based Dynamic Graphs.
    Theory of Computing Systems, 63:3(2019), 394--417.
  • L. Gargano, P. Hell, J.G. Peters, U. Vaccaro.
    Influence Diffusion in Social Networks under Time Window Constraints.
    Theoretical Computer Science, 584(2015), 53--66.
  • M. Jamali Langroodi, J. Peters, and S. Shirmohammadi.
    Decoder-Complexity-Aware Encoding of Motion Compensation for Multiple Heterogeneous Receivers.
    ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications, 11:2s(2015), 46:1--46:22.
  • F. Molazem Tabrizi, J. Peters, and M. Hefeeda.
    Dynamic Control of Receiver Buffers in Mobile Video Streaming Systems.
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 15:5(2013), 995--1008.
  • H.A. Harutyunyan, A.L. Liestman, J.G. Peters, and D. Richards.
    Broadcasting and gossiping in communication networks.
    Handbook of Graph Theory, Second Edition, Chapter 12.2,
    J.L. Gross, J. Yellen, P. Zhang (Eds.), CRC Press, Dec. 2013, 1477--1494.

Prospective Students

I am not recruiting new graduate students, post-docs, or interns, but I have many excellent colleagues who are. Admission is done by a committee and is highly competitive. If you want to attend SFU, I encourage you to submit your application according to the instructions on the School of Computing Science website.