Prof. Vern Paxson

Vern is a professor on the EECS faculty at UC Berkeley, and in addition leads the Networking and Security Group at the International Computer Science Institute. His research focuses on measurement-based analysis of how the Internet functions and in particular the nature of Internet attacks and how to defend against them. He is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery and a recipient of the ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award, given to “the outstanding young computer professional of the year”. He has also received the ACM SIGCOMM Award for lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks, and the UC Berkeley Jim and Donna Gray Faculty Award and the Diane S. McEntyre Award for excellence in teaching.