Nicholas Weaver
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1947 Center St Suite 600

Berkeley CA 94704


Short Bio

I received a B.A. in Astrophysics and Computer Science in 1995, and my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2003 from the University of California at Berkeley. Although my dissertation was on novel FPGA architectures, I also was highly interested in Computer Security, including postulating the possibility of very fast computer worms in 2001.

In 2003, I joined ICSI, first as a postdoc and then as a staff researcher. My primary research focus is on network security, notably worms, botnets, and other internet-scale attacks, and network measurement. Other areas have included both hardware acceleration and software parallelization of network intrusion detection, defenses for DNS resolvers, and tools for detecting ISP-introduced manipulations of a user's network connection.

For Fall 2018, my office hours will be in 329 Soda Hall on Mondays M: 1-3

Recent Publications

My full CV with all publications is here.


Netalyzr » debug your internet

Priv3 » practical third-party privacy for the social web

Fathom » turn your browser into a measurement platform

Web Tripwires » enabling web pages to check themselves for possible modifications

Click Trajectories » end-to-end analysis of the spam value chain

CCIED » fighting internet epidemics

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