Vern Paxson

Vern Paxson
Vern Paxson
Associated organizations
University of California
Fields of study


The pioneering and continued contributions of Kimberly Claffy and Vern Paxson have provided a deeper understanding of how the Internet works, the traffic it carries, and how to combat threats. Prof. Paxson was among the first to empirically study the modern Internet and the first to identify the substantial challenges involved in measuring and simulating the Internet. He introduced the usefulness of statistical techniques for gathering data and sparked resurgence in measurement research. Prof. Paxson’s “Bro” network monitoring system established him as widely recognized expert on network-based attacks.

An IEEE Senior member, Dr. Paxson is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, and holds a joint appointment with the International Computer Science Institute.