Dmitri Krioukov graduated from Saint Petersburg State University with Diploma in Physics in 1993. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. in Physics from Old Dominion University, and moved to the networking industry as a network architect with Dimension Enterprizes. Upon their acquisition by Nortel Networks in 2000, he accepted a research scientist position at Nortel. Since 2004 he is back in academia as a senior research scientist at the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) at UCSD.