Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Corelight
Vern is co-founder and Chief Scientist at Corelight, and Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. A prolific and internationally-recognized researcher, Vern also leads the Networking and Security Group at the International Computer Science Institute and for decades held a position as a Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His wide-ranging research interest include Internet measurement, high-performance network monitoring, detection algorithms, and combating cybercrime, censorship, and abusive surveillance. In 2006 Paxson was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In 2011 he received ACM’s SIGCOMM Award, which recognizes lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks, “for his seminal contributions to Internet measurement and Internet security, and for the distinguished leadership and service to the Internet community.” His work has also been recognized by ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award and by the 2015 IEEE Internet Award. He won Best of Show in the 1992 International Obfuscated C Code Contest but promises that he exercised a more sustainable coding discipline in implementing the Bro network monitoring system, which he began developing in 1995. Paxson earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley.