Vern Paxson

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Vern Paxson

Name: Vern Paxson

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Internet researcher based at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California.
  • Key interests are transport protocols, intrusion detection and worms.
  • Participating member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) community.
  • Author of the flex lexical analyzer and the Bro intrusion detection system.
  • Coined the term "Backscatter" (Internet background noise resulting from a DDoS attack using multiple spoofed addresses).

Honors and awards

  • ACM's Special Interest Group on Data Communications (SIGCOMM) Award (2011).
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2006).