Vern Paxson

Vern Paxson of ICSI's Networking Group and Network Security Team

Distinguished Fellow
Former Director, Networking and Security
Former Vice President of ICSI

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Vern Paxson led the Networking and Security Group until 2022. He earned his B.S. from Stanford University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, the latter in 1997. While a graduate student and staff member of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), he began developing the Bro network monitoring system, which has been used operationally to detect and block network attacks since 1996. In 1999, he joined ICSI, and in 2007 he was appointed a professor of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department of UC Berkeley. He has served as an area director of the Internet Engineering Task Force, the chair of the Internet Research Task Force, and the vice chair of ACM SIGCOMM. He has received the IEEE Internet Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Award, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award, the Facebook Internet Defense Prize, several best paper awards, and the Sakrison Memorial Prize for outstanding dissertation research. In 2013, he co-founded Corelight, a company dedicated to making the world's networks safer by employing the Bro system. He serves as Corelight's Chief Scientist, and on its Board of Directors.

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