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Cristian Estan - I have moved on to NetLogic Microsystems

As of July 2009 I have stopped updating this site. My new page is more up to date.

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1210 West Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1685 USA
Office: 7387 Computer Sciences and Statistics building
Email: my last name at
Phone number: 608-262-7971
Fax number: 608-262-9777
Picture of Cristian Estan

Short bio

I started in my current position in Fall 2004. I got my Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego for work under the supervision of prof. George Varghese (2003). I also have a Master's and an Engineer (5 year undergraduate curriculum) degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (1996 and 1995 respectively). I have worked as software developer at two startups, Ensim (2000) and Netsift (2004), and as network administrator at the second largest node of the Romanian academic network (1995 to 1998).

Curriculum Vitae


Network devices use increasingly sophisticated methods to recognize malicious traffic and various categories of traffic to be given lower priority. The main focus of my research is on the algorithmic and architectural aspects of controlling network traffic and protecting from network security threats. More details on my research summary page.

Some recent papers: For a more comprehensive view see my publication list (also available sorted by area).


CS 838 - Algorithmic Design for Fast Network Systems (Spring 2008)
CS 638 - Web Programming (Fall 2007)
CS 640 - Introduction to Computer Networks (Spring 2007)
CS 740 - Advanced Computer Networks (Fall 2006)

Professional activities

I have served on the program committees of the following conferences and workshops: SIGCOMM (2010,2008), SecureComm (2009), Internet Measurement Conference (2008,2006),IEEE LANMAN (2008), HotNets (2006), International Conference on Network Protocols (2006), CoNext (2006), and VizSec (2006).

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