Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin
1210 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706-1685
Email: pb AT cs.wisc.edu
Voice: (608) 262-6609
Paul Barford a professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he is a member of the networking group and the founder and director of the Wisconsin Advanced Internet Laboratory. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Boston University. He was a visiting professor at the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, a visiting fellow at Wolfson College and an EPSRC visiting fellow.
Prof. Barford worked in industry for 8 years prior to his academic career. He has been a consultant to companies and frequently gives talks and seminars on Internet measurement and security issues. He was the founder and CEO of Nemean Networks, LLC., a Madison-based company focused on developing next generation Internet security technology. Nemean was acquired by Qualys, Inc. where he served as chief scientist.
Prof. Barford's research interests are in measurement and analysis of Internet traﬃc characteristics and topological structure; Internet security including detection of traffic anomalies and identification of malicious attacks and intrusions; power-aware networking toward the goal of reducing energy demands and carbon footprint of Internet systems. His research activities have been supported by the NSF, DHS, ARO, Cisco, and Intel among others.
Prof. Barford has served on numerous government panels. He has also served on executive, organizing and technical program committees of many different networking and IT security workshops and conferences including ACM SIGCOMM ('13 PC chair), ACM SIGMETRICS ('10 PC chair) and ACM IMC ('06 PC chair). He served on the board of directors of the National Lambdarail, as an associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and as co-chair of the GENI Instrumentation and Measurement working group.
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