Alumni: Robin Sommer

Robin Sommer of ICSI's Networking Group

Senior Researcher, Networking and Security
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Robin Sommer received his Diplom (equivalent to a master's degree) from the University of Paderborn, Germany, in 1998 and his doctorate from the Technical University Munich in 2005. He was then awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at ICSI by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), after which he joined the ICSI research staff. He also holds a position as affiliated researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he works with the cyber-security team. He is on the steering committees of the International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses and the Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment. He also served as the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Security & Privacy Symposium. He, with Vern Paxson, leads research on and development of the Bro intrusion detection system. His research interests include network security and privacy, with an emphasis on high-performance network monitoring in operational settings.

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